Campbell not keen on Arsenal return

Hands up how many fans recognise the name Joel Cambpell? Well done if you got that he is the young Arsenal player currently on loan at Real Betis, and no disrespect if you didn’t.

Cambpell joined the Gunners in 2011 however has not been able to gain a work permit to play for the club since and as a result has spent the last two seasons on loan, with the player keen to extend his latest move, according to Sky Sports News.

If Cambpell was feeling down in the dumps about not yet being able to make a single appearance for his parent club he is not exactly showing it, insisting that another season in Seville would be more than welcome particularly if Betis can finish off their impressive season by clinching a European spot. It is hard not to blame him given that it is probably far easier for a young Costa Rican to fit in at a Spanish club given the obvious similarities in the culture, further to that you couldn’t find many better Spanish cities to live than Seville.

Of course it is not in Cambpell’s hands but should Arsenal patience with the work permit system run out, the 20-year-old could well find himself taking up permanent residence in the cultural city.

5 Responses to Campbell not keen on Arsenal return

  1. Maverick November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am #

    Saw him by chance for Costa Rica just before we signed him. Kids a good player, we should hang on to this one

  2. wambam March 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    er….He's guaranteed a work permit this summer given that he's played 90% of competitive internationals in the last 2 years.

  3. chris March 9, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    Maybe he can come here and play for Arsenal ? if so, Wenger can xxxx him up on the left wing or somewhere to suit his intellectual theories ??

  4. davi March 9, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    @chris – doesn't he play on the wings anyway?

  5. zdzis March 9, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    This is funny.
    For one, we're talking about a kid who doesn't play for Arsenal because he didn't get a permit. Will he get one the next time around?
    For another, we're talking about a 20-year old whose nearest rival in the current Arsenal squad is Serge Gnabry. That is, it'll take him some time to break into this team.
    For yet another, somehow, I'm not surprised that's what's he's saying. I've read similar proclamations from other youth players out on a limb in a country where they can speak their native tongue and get to play nearly every week. He knows very well Spanish isn't England's native tongue, and he also knows just as well he ain't gonna jump the whole settling process in a day.
    I wouldn't draw as far-fetched consequences from the interview he gave, seeing as it was poorly translated and blown out of proportion as something of an infidelity, where it's just a kid giving courtesies.

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