Joel Campbell has reiterated his commitment to Arsenal by claiming he’s happy with life at the Emirates.
Reports surfaced before the international break that the Costa Rican international was getting increasingly annoyed at his lack of game time, but in a video interview with his personal website the 22-year-old made clear he’s happy to be learning his trade at such a big club.
“What they have been saying is not true, I’m very calm. I have not been furious. Obviously, yes, I would like to be playing, but that’s something that has to be earned day by day. I have to keep training and waiting for the opportunity, I know it’s a very competitive team.
“It’s one of the best teams in the world where there are many important players. I have to be patient, keep training and I know my chance will arrive and I’ll have to take advantage of it when it comes.
“[I’ve learned] a lot [from Arsene Wenger]. He is a coach who has many years in football and with Arsenal. I am learning from him and from my peers every day in training. I’m doing my best to be a better player every day.
“Very much, very much,” continued Campbell when asked what he’s gaining from life with his high-profile teammates. “The truth that is [that to be] on a par with those great players for me is a good deal of inspiration. I try to give my best, to learn from them, to observe them and what they do.
“The truth is that I left a good impression, my teammates are happy with what I do in practice and every time I walk onto the field. I feel comfortable with what I’m doing and I hope to have more opportunities to continue to grow as a player.”
So, that should clear that up…for a bit at least. Nice to hear you’re happy Joel.