Joel Campbell set for summer exit at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has told 24-year-old Joel Campbell to look for a new club, according to Spanish media outlet Estadio Deportivo.
The Costa Rican attacker has barely been given a chance at Arsenal and impressed when he was given a run in the first team last season.
Valencia are the first club to be linked to Joel Campbell, with the 2014 World Cup star having already enjoyed loan spells at La Liga clubs Real Betis and Villarreal.
Signed by Arsenal back in 2011, Joel Campbell has never really been given a fair shot at making the grade at the Emirates ahead of the likes of Theo Walcott.
Arsenal fans furious online
Gooners, including Matt Lucas, on social media are not best pleased at the reports coming out of Spain. See some of the best tweets below.
Reports that Joel Campbell has been asked to find a new club. Not a surprise – treated like shit ever since he arrived. Ox/Theo v.lucky.
— Sam (@samuelJayC) July 14, 2016
So Wenger has told Joel Campbell to look for a new club even though he showed more heart in a single game than Theo did all season
— Danny (@The_GFP) July 14, 2016
You watch Joel Campbell go to another club & be a baller. Criminally underused & underrated by Arsene Wenger. Sad to see him leave.
— Cööper (@MesutGoalzil) July 14, 2016
Whenever Joel Campbell got a chance he did well. Got a good run in the team & did nothing wrong to be dropped. Badly treated
— MD (@Memz_Dogi) July 14, 2016
The treatment of Joel Campbell from Wenger has been nothing short of disgusting since he returned. Wish the lad all the best at a new club..
— BIG BEN (@merengue4) July 14, 2016
Going to follow Joel Campbell at his next club and see the black Ribery reach his potential
— Olly (@Giroudesque) July 14, 2016
I'd personally be disappointed to see Joel Campbell move on, great squad player who deserved more game time last season imo #AFC
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) July 14, 2016
Huge fan of Joel Campbell. I really hope he stays at Arsenal. He was one of the brightest lights of last season. https://t.co/Uc3UesgVOj
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) July 12, 2016
So we're getting rid of Campbell but keeping Walcott?? What a joke!!
— Callum (@callumAFC90) July 14, 2016
I would have Joel Campbell over ox or Theo all day long
— simon AFC (@afcufcfan) July 14, 2016