Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been on special watch at the World Cup, working with a number of media sites in forecasting results and picking out star players.
After highlighting Liverpool's Luis Suarez’s performance against England as ‘amazing’, The Blues coach then named Arsenal starlet Joel Campbell and Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez when asked which player has shocked the world so far this summer.
“So, I would go for Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell as two representatives of the two teams that are against all the odds and qualifying in very difficult groups, against very difficult opponents, and kicking out of the competition, the world champion like Spain.”
“I think, I have to go in the direction of the teams and trying to choose a player from these teams, I would say Sanchez and Campbell.”
21-year-old Campbell joined the Gunners in 2011 from Costa Rican club side Deportivo Saprissa, although he was not granted a work permit.
As a result, the young striker has yet to represent Arsenal in an official match, having spent the past three seasons out on loan at Lorient, Real Betis and later Olympiacos.
While plying his trade in Greece, Campbell introduced himself to the Arsenal faithful as he produced a wonderful performance in the Champions League second phase in a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.
He finished the season with the Greek champions notching eight goals in 32 appearances, and he took that form into the World Cup, scoring and adding an assist during Costa Rica’s shock 3-1 victory over Uruguay.
With many supporters in North London calling for Campbell to be a part of Arsenal’s first-team squad next season, his recent performances may leave a purring Arsene Wenger with little choice.