Arsenal attacker Joel Campbell failed to make the most of a rare opportunity last night, given a start in the Capital One Cup.
The 23-year-old was named in the side's line-up for just the second time this season, and struggled to make an impact as Arsenal lost 3-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday.
With opportunities few and far between, it is tough to predict when Campbell will get another chance with the Gunners eliminated from the competition despite injuries to Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Much mystery has surrounded the Costa Rica international since his arrival at the club several years ago, sent out on loan to Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiakos.
After impressing and helping the Greek side win the title, and then starring at World Cup 2014, it was thought he would make a big impact at Arsenal having secured a work permit.
It has not panned out that way, and he had another loan spell at Villarreal last season. Last night he did little to suggest he deserved to be any more than a fringe player.
He worked hard, and tried to make things happen, but he was desperately low on quality, and could not execute anything successfully, drilling his effort from a free-kick straight into a wall.
Arsenal fans were not impressed with his display, taking to Twitter to criticise the 23-year-old...
Does Joel Campbell ever look up before crossing?— Adi (@11Kanna) October 27, 2015
Joel Campbell that's why u don't play. Awful player— Steve (@goonersteve12) October 27, 2015
Mathieu Debuchy and Joel Campbell are the worst right-wing combination since Hitler and Mussolini joined forces.— Sam I am (@obviousIysam) October 27, 2015
Joel Campbell was bought from Tele Shopping Network or what? Useless.— Mitron De Boot (@sidin) October 27, 2015
Joel Campbell, so much ability and potential but never applied it in an Arsenal shirt. Ever.— Shaun Corrigan (@iShaunCorrigan) October 27, 2015
I wonder if we had actually played joel when he was red hot and not turfed him out would he be better than he is? Food for thought— PrimarkBarcelona (@Johnny_G86) October 27, 2015
Looool we kept Joel Campbell and sold Benik Afobe— Brianna (@BriannaaPatrice) October 27, 2015
Joel Campbell... Sunderland standard.— DC (@DeanLDN22) October 27, 2015
Joel Campbell. Missing since World Cup 2014.— Sam (@samuelJayC) October 27, 2015