Individual highlights: Arsenal striker Joel Campbell v Spain

Once again Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is being labelled a genius after Joel Campbell’s goal and impressive performance against Spain on Tuesday night.

“The Professor” plucked Campbell CD Saprissa in the summer for a fee believed to be around one million pounds which looks to be a bargain.

Campbell, currently on loan at Lorient due to work permit issues, was instrumental in Costa Rica taking a 2-0 lead against the world and European champions with the Arsenal hitman bagging the second with a curler past Iker Casillas.

The Arsenal striker was a constant livewire presence throughout his 66 minute appearance against Spain, running and harrying some of the best defenders in world football such as Carles Puyol and Sergio Ramos.

Three minutes before half-time came Campbell’s big moment as he scored past La Furia Roja but he was a lively presence up front for Costa Rica and if he can toughen up a little could be a major force for Arsenal in the coming years.

Joel Campbell’s individual highlights v Spain can be seen here.

Related link: Video: Arsenal striker Joel Campbell scores against world champions Spain.