Photo: Joel Campbell's dressing room snap after Villareal quarter-final win, twitter reaction

Joel Campbell made his debut in Villareal's Copa del Rey quarter-final win.

Arsenal loanee made his debut for Villareal last night, playing a part in their quarter-final win over Getafe.

He joined his teammates for a post-game celebration photo in the dressing room, and told fans via Twitter he was delighted to be part of a 'historic night', promising this was 'just the beginning'. 

The Costa Rica international started the game, somewhat surprisingly, having barely played all season for Arsenal and only arriving in Spain days earlier.

Villareal won 2-0, and were not given reason to miss the defensive prowess of new Arsenal signing Gabriel Paulista.

Campbell was withdrawn after 62 minutes of the match, failing to make an impact on a great night to impress his new fans, and Arsenal supporters with the game televised on SkySports.

So what did fans think of his performance?

The feedback was not good, with viewers using Twitter to describe their disappointment at the loanee's display.

Some gave the attacker some slack, but others questioned whether he had the talent to make it at Arsenal upon his eventual return.

Is the reaction fair?

Of course to judge him on the back of this game is not a fair reflection of Campbell's talents, for he is still adjusting to his new teammates, and has a real lack of match practice and sharpness.

Yet for some, it is an overall picture of concern that the attacker did not manage to break through at Arsenal despite being brought back into the first team picture over the summer.

Campbell promises the best is yet to come, and a few goals and assists will quickly change opinions and perceptions of his talent and potential to eventually crack it at Arsenal.

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