Arsene Wenger comments further on Joel Campbell's role

Arsenal manager has confirmed that exciting youngster will "get his chance" this season.

One week on from young gun Joel Campbell posting a simple one-word message to his social media followers that gave a clear indication where he felt his future was, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the Costa Rican - an influential forward for his nation whilst on international duty at the World Cup earlier in the summer - will represent Arsenal this season, rather than be sent out on loan again.

A 22-year-old attacker who does not neglect the defensive part of his game, Campbell attracted hype for the ease in which he adapted to Champions League football with Olympiacos last season and even scored a goal against Manchester United.

In four starts he was accurate with 97 of 123 of his pass attempts, created nine goal-scoring opportunities, completed 12 dribbles and, of course, returned one goal.

There is now an expectancy developing in North London that he can develop even further whilst wearing red-and-white in the coming season. 

Commenting on his anticipated status this season, Wenger said: "He has come from a non-competitive world [Costa Rica] to a world with hyper-competition [Europe].

"He has adapted slowly, but has adapted very well, he has a very good spirit and attitude. He is a member of my squad at the moment, he had a good preparation and played well against Benfica.

"In training he is very focused and eager to do well. I would like to keep him."

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