Arsenal player buys 500 World Cup stickers in hope of finding himself

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Joel Campbell who is currently on loan at Olympiakos is set to star in the World Cup for Costa Rica this summer.

Every World Cup year, Panini release their collection of stickers for football fans to collect. It's not just something for the kids to get involved in, as it always sticks with you, the excitement of buying a new pack and seeing which ones you haven't already got. "Got, got, got, need, got."

Exchanging at school with your friends, they are a nostalgic memory for me, and although I have resisted so far this year, I know many of my friends who have started their collections.

One man who was caught up in the Panini collection fever was Arsenal's Joel Campbell. The excitement is multiplied when one of the potential stickers is of you. Campbell will be a key player for Costa Rica this summer and will face England, Italy and Uruguay in the group stage.

Joel bought 500 stickers in the hope of finding himself, but it was to no avail. There are 640 stickers to collect in total so you would have thought he stood a good chance in finding himself in the 100 packs of five stickers he bought. However there were no Joel Campbell's in the 100 packets so it turns out he just wasted £50.


He posted the above picture of all the opened packets on his Twitter account, with the comment '100 packets and not one of me.'

Campbell has been at Arsenal since 2011 but has yet to make an appearance for the club, instead spending time on loan at FC Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiakos. He turned in a good performance against Manchester United in the Champions League and a strong showing at the World Cup could convince Arsene Wenger to give him a chance.

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