'Defender nightmare' - Former Arsenal starlet Muamba on Joel Campbell

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Fabrice Muamba has been singing the praises of Joel Campbell of Arsenal on Twitter.

Manchester United are on the brink of a shock elimination from the Champions League after a 2-0 away defeat to Greek outfit Olympiakos in Piraeus.

The Greek champions were quite simply the better team on the night and thoroughly deserved their victory - while United were simply abject.

While their players lacked creativity, ambition and drive - Olympiakos just kept coming at the woefully out of sorts and disjointed United defence. One player who caught the eye, not least because of his excellent performance, but his Premier League links, was Joel Campbell.

The Costa Rican is currently on loan in Greece from United's Premier League rivals Arsenal - and he scored a fabulous second in this game.

Evading a barely credible Michael Carrick challenge he swiftly shifted the ball firmly onto his preferred left-foot before bending the ball from range beyond the despairing David De Gea.

Campbell was impressive throughout his display - especially on a physical stand-point, looking strong enough and quick enough to one day grace the Premier League - hopefully with Arsenal.

And one person who seems to think so is himself a former Arsenal youngster - Fabrice Muamba.

Unfortunately better known these days for extreme circumstances out of his control the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder was at Arsenal from 2002 until he left for Birmingham City in 2007.

He started out on loan at the club - so in a way knows the position Campbell is in right now.

And it looks like Muamba believes Campbell could go a step better, and make it as a Gunner after this display.

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