Arsenal striker Tweets he is 'proud' of national call-up - Can he impress Wenger?

Joel Campbell Arsenal

Joel Campbell will be hoping to impress Arsene Wenger on international duty for Costa Rica.

Arsenal defeated Galatasaray last night, as Danny Welbeck again impressed at his new club. The £16 million summer signing bagged a hat-trick to justify the money Arsenal spent on snapping him up from rivals Manchester United.

However not everyone would have enjoyed watching his performance. For example, we doubt Joel Campbell is over the moon about his excellent early form.

The forward, who could have joined Galatasaray this summer, had an excellent World Cup for Costa Rica in Brazil.

That, couple with his excellent form for Olympiakos last season, saw him touted for a first-team spot at Arsenal in the current campaign.

With that in mind several loan deals for the player were rejected but so far, he has not received much of a chance to shine.

  TeamPosGoalsGoal AssistTotal Scoring AttTouchesAppsMins
Joel Campbell Costa Rica FW 1 1 5 205 5 415

Campbell has played just 16 minutes of Premier League football this campaign and his agent recently made it clear they were not happy at Arsenal's decision not to give him a chance of regular football elsewhere.

So for Campbell, the impending international break will fill him with hope.

Costa Rica take on Oman and South Korea in friendlies this month in which Campbell may be set to feature for his nation for the first time since they went out of the World Cup to The Netherlands on penalties.

Campbell featured in two of three September games against Nicaragua, Panama but went back to London before facing Guatemala - but he confirmed he is 'proud' to be in the national team for their upcoming fixtures through his official Twitter account:

Campbell is likely to start in his games for his nation and it will afford him with the chance to impress Arsene Wenger - as he hopes for more regular game time at The Emirates.

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