Arsenal Set To Finally Complete Striker Transfer, Club President In London To Seal Deal

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is a target for Palermo (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is a target for Palermo (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Joel Campbell’s time at the Emirates looks like it’s coming to an end, with Serie A side Palermo close to sealing a deal for him, according to reports.

The striker, who joined the club in 2011 from Saprissa, was immediately shipped out on loan to Lorient then Real Betis before he gained work permit, after which a loan move to Olympiacos was once again sanctioned by Arsene Wenger.

Campbell had a successful spell at Olympiacos, but couldn’t replicate that form on his return to Arsenal last summer, prompting a further loan move to Villarreal in January.

And now with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez ahead of him in the attacking pecking order at Arsenal, he is now seen as surplus to requirement at the Emirates.

According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is in London already to wrap up a deal for the young forward.

The 23-year-old has made a total of 14 appearances for Arsenal and would be looking to leave on a permanent basis as seeks more playing time to fulfill his true potentials.

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