Joel Campbell extends the hot streak he is enjoying by coming off the bench to net a winner for Olympiacos.
Having long shown promise, even prior to his 2011 transfer to Arsenal, 21-year-old Costa Rican attacker Joel Campbell is really coming of age at Olympiakos, where he is serving a one-year spell on loan from his parent club in North London.
Campbell has regularly attracted press in Britain due to his exploits in Greece but the youngster was at it again on Wednesday, December 18 when he was brought off the bench at half-time and changed the game against Pas Giannina - Campbell won a penalty, converted from the spot with a brilliant left-footed strike and won maximum points for his team.
The victory puts Olympiakos ten points clear of PAOK in the Greek Super League table but Arsenal's interest in the story will be huge considering the dearth in quality they have in the striking department outside of Olivier Giroud.
In the domestic season to date, Campbell has returned six goals and eight assists from 14 appearances, however, in eight matches he was either substituted off the field or brought on in order to attempt to change a match, or indeed add to it.
That is an efficiency strike rate of a goal scored or assist produced every 72 minutes and betters Nicklas Bendtner's return of one goal per 119 minutes in Premier League football this season.
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