Report: Turkish giants seek a deal for Arsenal star Joel Campbell

Fenerbache and Galatasary have been linked with Arsenal’s Joel Campbell.

According to a report in the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Turkish giants Fenerbache and Galatasary are keen on signing Arsenal forward Joel Campbell.

The Costa Rica international has been heavily involved in first-team affairs over the past few weeks, largely due to the injuries suffered by Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

He has fared well out on the right hand side, managing to get on the score-sheet during the Gunners’ recent 3-0 win over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

His future at the club, however, still remains in doubt and interest is building ahead of January.

“Joel Campbell is a goal for both Fenerbahce and Galatasaray to improve their offensive unit. The Costa Rican, though, would not be on the list of those transferable for Wenger,” the report states.

As suggested, boss Arsene Wenger appears reluctant to let Campbell leave after his recent contributions to the first-team, where he certainly hasn’t looked out of place.

That said, the former Saprissa man is undoubtedly a better player through the middle and with heavy competition in Arsenal’s ranks, opportunities there could be hard to find.

Campbell has proved he can do a job out on the right, yet his natural instincts are those of a centre-forward where he can play off the defender and use the space in and around the back four.

Selling him in January amid the current injuries would be nonsensical, though it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the 23-year-old considers his options next summer on the basis he returns to being a mere squad player.

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