Meeting reportedly scheduled for next week where Arsenal will discuss Joel Campbell's future

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The future of Arsenal forward Joel Campbell will reportedly be discussed in the coming days.

Benfica will reportedly send a representative to London next week to discuss a potential loan move with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

That is the claim from Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, which reports that a meeting has already been arranged regarding the Costa Rica international.

Campbell has been linked with another temporary spell away from the Gunners for some time, with David Moyes’ Real Sociedad among those linked as recently as last week, in a report from the Daily Mail.

But now it is being claimed Benfica are moving ahead to discuss a move for a player who has made 10 appearances for Arsenal this season but is yet to score or assist in that time.

That is in stark contrast to Campbell’s form last season, when he scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists while on loan at Greek club Olympiakos.

It was his form there that prompted many to suggest he was ready for a starting spot at the Emirates Stadium, but considering the competition for places at Arsenal it is no surprise he has struggled for minutes.

Arsenal have Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Sanogo also on their books and as a result it would be no surprise if Campbell left this month.

If he does, the big question could be: Will this be the loan spell that seals his Arsenal exit or finally leads to a prolonged chance in Wenger’s side?

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