Campbell's embarrassment of United forces Wenger to 'decide future'

Arsene Wenger In Emirates Press Conference

Arsenal forward on loan at Olympiacos wows Arsene - 'he has adapted physically' - he said of the wonderkid who scored against Manchester United this week.

In an area Arsenal appeared desperate to recruit in throughout the mid-season transfer market, the club may have been provided with a cost-free solution this week when Joel Campbell shined on the right side of an Olympiacos team who downed Manchester United on Tuesday evening with a 2-0 score, the second of which was converted by Campbell's left foot.

The Costa Rican's performance was not a solitary ray of light in an otherwise bleak season as the highly-touted forward has been productive for the Greek side throughout the season, scoring seven and setting up ten in the Super League, a strike efficiency rate of a goal/assist every 103 minutes he is on the field.

In 263 minutes of Champions League football he has also completed nine dribbles, seven key chances and, of course, netted against troubled Manchester United.

'He was good against Manchester United, convincing in going forward and he looks like he has adapted better to the physical side of the European game,' commented Wenger on his latest potential star-in-the-making, according to Sky Sports. 'We knew always that he had the talent to create something special. He did rely a bit too much on that, but he has now been out at three different clubs, at Lorient, Real Betis and now Olympiakos.

'I will decide his future later, but why not? We bought him to bring him here.'

With a number of rivals for that right forward berth such as Theo Walcott or Serge Gnabry, Campbell may be shifted in a slightly more central role.

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