Arsene Wenger has not shown a hesitant arm in losing grip of a host of players during the past few weeks of this transfer window and it might be that he lets go of another in the coming days, as David Moyes continues to demand a last word from him on the intention to take Joel Campbell this January according to Mirror.
Campbell’s first full season in the Premier League has not followed up with the expectation ensuing from his heroics in the World Cup with Costa Rica and though it cannot be entirely deemed to be his own making, it is supposed that Wenger has not done too badly either with the opportunities he has handed to him so far.
Arsenal’s forward line boasts as one of the most fearful in the League with Alexis, Welbeck and Olivier Giroud as the major spearheads. Podolski and Yaya Sanogo have moved out temporarily but there still has not been enough space for the 22-year old to stake a steady seat, not even making the bench for the trip to Manchester City on Sunday.
It could force Wenger to renege on his initial defiance of not being willing to let Campbell go on a fourth loan spell, after refusing the reported offers of Benfica and Galatasaray in the later evenings of the last transfer window. Walcott and Ozil did not feature at all for the Gunners at the Etihad and even factoring injuries that could make squad players necessary as the season progresses; you do not really see Campbell having a lot to do within the next six months as far as the League and Champions League are concerned.
Spain could be a destination that appeals to Campbell. A previous loan spell in La Liga with Real Betis the season before last means going to Spain is not something Campbell will be averse to. That campaign saw him play a role in a respectable seventh place finish for Betis that season, and with Moyes saddled with the task of taking Sociedad back to the form that saw them earn a Champions League Group Stage run last season, it could be a prospect that will entice the young forward.
But as with Sanogo, Wenger may want to have Campbell within close view and could wait to see if any Premier League club would be interested in taking him. Perhaps after losing Wilfred Bony, Swansea could want to have some measure of improved attacking threat in their side. Maybe ‘Arry would need someone to share Charlie Austin’s goal burden; it just would seem rather outcast-ish to send Campbell on another abroad loan spell after going to Lorient, Betis and Olympiacos within the last 4 years.
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