Joel Campbell has been in incredible form recently for Greek leaders Olympiakos.
The 21-year-old Arsenal loanee was named man of the match for his recent display against title rivals POAK, after notching up two assists and one goal to widen Olympiakos' grip on 1st place.
A tired PAOK side that returned from Europa League duty could only watch on beleagured as the Arsenal prospect ran riot.
Campbell set up Super League top scorer Kostas Mitroglou for his 14th goal of the season and then combined with former Barcelona and Real Madrid man Javier Saviola to make it 2-0.
David Fuster made it 3-0 to Olympiakos, before Joel Campbell got a much deserved goal to end the 4-0 thriller at the Karaiskakis Stadium.
The recent performance epitomised his time in Greece, where he has notched up 4 goals and 6 assists in 10 games. The form has been enough for Arsenal fans to react on twitter and question the reason for sending him out on loan, when Nicklas Bendtner is still around the squad.
A few tweets from Arsenal fan’s highlight the situation:
Joel Campbell with a goal and two assists against PAOK today. I'd rather we kept him than Bendtner, or Ryo if I am honest.— Renato (@th14Renato) November 10, 2013
Joel Campbell bagged a goal and two assists tonight. Ridiculous how we didn't keep him or loan him out within PL, quality player and talent!— Töm (@TomAFC14) November 10, 2013
Whilst I think it’s fair to say that the Greek league is some way behind the Premier League in terms of playing quality, it’s quite impressive to see how the young Gunner is getting on in another new environment.
I believe for a player of that age to make an impact that vast in such a small amount of time says volumes about him, if more about his character than anything else.
I believe the best situation for the player now is to spend the rest of the season in Greece, become a major part of their side that looks destined to win the title.
He should continue to make himself a reputation as a player who can produce over the whole season and then next season link back up with Arsenal, by that time, who knows could be Premier League champions.