Arsenal forward Joel Campbell not interested in exit talk

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is substituted for Theo Walcott as Joel Campbell and manager Arsene Wenger look on

The forward had been linked with a move away this summer.

Arsenal's Joel Campbell in action with Hull City's Josh TymonArsenal's Joel Campbell in action with Hull City's Josh Tymon

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell has told his official website that he is not thinking about an exit from the club this summer.

The winger broke into the first team setup last season as he was handed his chance following injuries to several first team stars.

He impressed when given his chance, going on to make 19 appearances in the Premier League.

There had been talk he could leave the club this summer though, given he will face a fight again for regular appearances next season.

Arsenal's Joel Campbell in action with Hull City's Josh TymonArsenal's Joel Campbell in action with Hull City's Josh Tymon

However, the Costa Rican forward has insisted that he is not focusing on those rumours.

“There are always rumours, but I don’t talk about those things,” he told his official website.

“I am happy to train to prepare myself well for the new campaign for which I have high expectations and I will fight with everything to have the opportunity to play and to show what I can give.”

Olivier Giroud celebrates with Joel Campbell after scoring the second goal for ArsenalOlivier Giroud celebrates with Joel Campbell after scoring the second goal for Arsenal

While Campbell says he is not thinking about an exit this summer, it would be wise for him to consider his options anyway.

When everyone is fit at the Emirates he will find himself far down the pecking order, with cup appearances his best shot at first team football.

That is far from ideal for the 24-year-old, who needs regular game time at this stage of his career and would be wise to seek an exit if that won’t be forthcoming at Arsenal.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by manager Arsene Wenger as he is substituted by Joel CampbellArsenal's Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by manager Arsene Wenger as he is substituted by Joel Campbell

 

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