Arsenal Joel Campbell Wanted By Crystal Palace

Joel Campbell

Another Arsenal youngster seems on the move. Arsenal’s striker Joel Campbell’s future is up in the air after he completed a season loan deal at Real Betis. With a new season approaching, clubs are queuing up to take the highly rated youngster on loan since it’s obvious Wenger thinks highly of the Costa-Rican forward and isn’t
ready to entertain a sale but is very much open to a loan move.

Betis want him for another loan spell and hold the ace should he fail to get a work permit which will allow him play in England but if he gets a permit, Palace will fancy their chances of convincing Wenger to sanction a loan to them. According to Dailymirror, the Eagles’ boss Ian Holloway is interested in acquiring Campbell as he sets out to beef up the squad to stand a decent chance of surviving in the Premier League.

With Wenger keen on a high profile forward and with names like Higuain, Rooney and Jovetic linked, Campbell’s chances of having regular football whether as a starter or in a bench role will be rare to come by. The way forward for the youngster is a loan move. Having his loan in England will be more beneficial to him and Arsenal. La Liga has helped him sharpen his technical skills but the Premier League will help him build the physical aspect of his game. If he hopes to have a future at Arsenal, it’s high time he acclimatized with the English game.

In times past, Arsenal have loaned out youngsters and they have been better for it a la, Wilshere and Miyachi. Wilshere has stepped up the plate while Miyachi hasn’t really made the cut no thanks to injuries. Continuing in the La Liga might prove costly in the long run because when he eventually gets a work permit, he might find
the Premier League too rough and desire a return to Spain like Vela.

Will he return to Spain or stay put in England, time will tell. I hope he gets his permit. Campbell is an exciting prospect that needs to grace the Premier League big stage.

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  1. Two words – Work permit. He hasn’t played 75% of competitive international in the last 2 years so doesn’t qualify for a work permit so will have to go back on loan to Spain.

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