Sporting CP’s Joel Campbell insists he deserved more playing time at Arsenal

Joel Campbell and Arsene Wenger
Joel Campbell and Arsene Wenger

Joel Campbell joins Sporting CP on loan

Costa Rican international Joel Campbell recently joined Portuguese club Sporting CP on a season long-loan after being frozen out at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder was part of the Arsenal first team last season, making 31 appearances (20 starts) in all competitions and scoring four goals.

Campbell on being mistreated in London

Currently away on international duty, Joel Campbell was quoted by Portuguese newspaper A Bola discussing his poor treatment at the Emirates.

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“I think I deserved to play more after what I did last year, but now is a new stage,” he told A Bola.

On his move to Sporting CP, Campbell said “I feel good, happy, this is a new experience.”