Photo: Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell celebrates in dressing room after Europa win, did he play a part?

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Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell's Villareal recorded a first leg win.

Arsenal attacker Joel Campbell's loan side Villareal beat Red Bull Salzburg in a tightly contested Europa League game.

The Costa Rican international shared a photo on his Twitter page after the 2-1 win, and also sent a separate message which read: "Great result today, we continue to follow our dreams."

Campbell left Arsenal last month to sign for Villareal until the end of the season as part of the deal which saw Gabriel Paulista switch to The Gunners.

What role did he play?

Campbell may have revelled in his team's win, but he was not a key part of it. He was a substitute, coming on for the final 24 minutes.

During this time he touched the ball only 15 times, having one shot at goal which was off-target, and managed to get booked. When he came on the score was 2-1, and that was how it remained.

Campbell has had a slow start for Villareal since joining, making only two starts, and in these games attempting only one shot.

Can they win it?

A 2-1 home win may not be enough for the La Liga side to progress. Red Bull Salzburg topped Celtic's group in the earlier stages, and have prolific Spanish striker Jonatan Soriano in their ranks.

The attacker has already netted a stunning 33 goals this season, including six in the Europa League.

Villareal are however 16/1 to win the tournament as opposed to Salzburg's 33/1 accoridng to Oddschecker, but there is a long way to go for Campbell to achieve the dream he described.

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