Wenger drops hint over the future of Joel Campbell

Arsene Wenger Pre FA Cup Press Conference

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave updates on player fitness ahead of the Premier League game against Swansea City.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dropped a big hint over the future of striker Joel Campbell, who has been linked with an Arsenal exit this week.

"I have a lot of respect for him and I hope he is happy every day he is here," said Wenger at his press conference ahead of the Swansea game.

He also said it's an option for Theo Walcott to start against Swansea City this weekend.

"He is in the squad. He can start if I decide to start him," said the boss.

Wenger also suggested that it might be a good idea for Walcott to get some minutes under his belt with England during the international break.

"He needs playing time. Roy Hodgson is free to do what he wants."

Walcott is yet to start a game after returning from the injury he suffered against Spurs last season.

Wenger also suggested that the Gunners were over the shock of the result against Anderlecht earlier this week, which saw his side giveaway a 3-0 lead.

"It was a shock but overall we know we can score goals and do better defensively."

Wenger suggested that his players got complacent against the Belgian team.

"We can learn a lot from what happened. Subconsciously we thought the game was over and it rarely is."

"We are very positive inside the camp. We are not affected by negativity. We are not happy when we don't win but that's it."

On the subject of Aaron Ramsey, Wenger suggested that the Welshman needs to start doing more other than simply trying to score goals to help the team.

"He has to keep his priorities right. He needs to help the team. It's not about goalscoring."

Wenger also gave a break to the journalists, brushing off criticism of him and his team from this week.

"That's the job of people who work on TV or in newspapers. They're just doing their job."

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