I want to leave now” – Arsenal striker hands transfer request to Wenger

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ARSENAL forward Joel Campbell wants to join the long line of players who have quit the Gunners.

The Costa Rica star has been at the club since 2011 but made just 23 Premier League appearances.

Campbell is currently on loan at Spanish side Real Betis, although his spell has been blighted by knee and ankle injuries.

Nonetheless, the 25-year-old is determined not to return to his parent club Arsenal.

Betis are currently eighth in La Liga and Campbell says he feels happy at the club.

“I have not played for a long time and I must go step by step, to keep working hard and not to become frustrated,” Campbell told Radio Seville.

“My idea is to stay here for many years but those decisions are not mine.

“I have been lucky enough to enjoy lots of different clubs and leagues but I like it here.

“We want to remain as high as possible in the table and aim for a European spot – we are a great club who deserve to be at that level.

“We must keep working with the coach’s philosophy and aim to keep improving, but I believe we are on the right path.”

The winger has racked up 70 appearances for Costa Rica, scoring 14 times in the process.

But Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not appear to rate Campbell and has continually farmed him out on loan.

He has appeared for Olympiacos, Villarreal, Sporting Lisbon and Lorient in the past.

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