Arsene Wenger’s last season signing, 20-year-old striker Joel Campbell, is due to continue playing in the Spanish league as he now signed a season-long loan with Primera Division side Real Betis.
The French manager seemed nothing short than extremely enthusiastic last summer when he managed to land Campbell, in a time when everybody was expecting a top transfer to be made and massive reinforcements to be brought to the club, especially considering that Nasri and Fabregas were already giving signs that they would make a switch.
Campbell is extremely happy with the fact that he has the chance to go to Betis, at a club where he can get constant playing time, and said:”It is a great opportunity for me to grow”
“I am going to the world’s best league, and I want to play. I want to show what I am capable of.”
Arsene Wenger was acting like Campbell would be the club’s savior, so it’s pretty disappointing to see the Frenchman uneager to find a spot for the striker in his squad even after a season of action in France.
Campbell was pretty good last season for Lorient even though he did miss some huge goal scoring opportunities along the way, but many would have expected him to be in the Arsenal squad this season.
Do you think that he still stands a chance to impose next summer now that Podolski and Giroud have also joined?