Arsenal’s Costa Rican Striker Joel Campbell is set to depart the club permanently, with reports claiming the World Cup sensation will push for a transfer out of the club before the summer transfer window closes.
The striker arrived from Saprissa in 2011, but has been loaned to four different clubs. Initially due to work permit issues, then due to less game time, with the striker/winger making only 10 Arsenal appearances last season.
The 23-year-old became a World Cup sensation last year in Brazil, after an impressive showing for his national team side.
But after re-joining the Arsenal squad last summer, he failed to reproduce the form he displayed at the World Cup despite showing some glimpse of brilliance in pre-season.
Also, Wenger’s lack of faith in Campbell didn’t help much, leading to his January loan move to Villarreal.
And now, with Arsenal desperately looking to bring in a striker before the transfer window closes 6pm Tuesday, Campbell is also reportedly drawing nearer to the Emirates exit door with Galatasaray, Lazio, Palermo, Sampdoria and Real Sociedad said to be keen on acquiring his services.
It is left to be seen if Wenger would sanction his sale, however, reports say Campbell is ready to force through a move away from north London to revive his career.