Campbell makes Arsenal exit

21 Aug

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan.


Arsenal: Campbell makes Arsenal exitArsenal: Campbell makes Arsenal exit

The 24-year-old made 30 first-team appearances for the Gunners during the last campaign, scoring four goals, but failed to make a major impact in Arsene Wenger’s squad.

Campbell has had previous loan spells at Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiakos and Villarreal since joining Arsenal from Deportivo Saprissa in August 2011, having initially been unable to obtain a work permit.

“I am here to win the league,” Campbell told Sporting’s website.


“I want to pay back the confidence people have shown in me.

“Of course I spoke with Bryan Ruiz, who told me a lot of good things about the club, but it was the support of the president and coach that made me take this decision.

“I will work as hard as I can and results will speak for themselves. I know what I can do and I hope everything goes well here.”

Arsenal wished Campbell the best in a statement on their website, while adding that the move was subject to international clearance.

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