Third player to leave Arsenal this season, winger joins Palermo on loan
Arsenal winger Joel Campbell is all set to leave the Emirates Stadium once again as Serie A side Palermo are all set to land the Costa Rican International. Campbell has failed to come under Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s scheme of things last season in spite of an impressive show in the 2014 FIFA World Cup held at Brazil last year.
Campbell initially struggled to find a place in the Arsenal playing XI ahead of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck last season and was later sent on to Spanish side Villarreal as a part of defender Gabriel Paulista’s deal. Campbell managed to appear for The Yellow Submarines 15 times and found the back of the net once.
Now, the 23-year-old is now set for yet another temporary move, this time with Serie A side Palermo. Campbell is understood to have agreed to the move and Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini flying into London to seal the deal according to Italian Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
This will be Campbell’s fifth loan (Villarreal, Olympiackos, Lorient and Real Betis are the other four) ever since joining Arsenal in 2011 from Costa Rica side Deportivo Saprissa and has represented the Gunners in just 4 matches. He is the third Arsenal player to leave the Emirates Stadium after Lukas Podolski (to Galatasray) and Woncejah Szczensy (loan to Roma).
It was rumoured that former Manchester United boss David Moyes was interested in bringing Campbell to Real Sociedad, but now appears to have lost out on the forward.
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