According to AS, two Spanish clubs are vying over the potential loan signing of Joel Campbell.
Both Real Sociedad and Villarreal have expressed interest in the Costa Rican forward, although it remains to be seen if Arsenal are willing to let him go this month.
With Lukas Podolski already gone to Inter Milan, and Yaya Sanogo keen to go to Bordeaux, the departure of Campbell would probably leave Arsenal a little short of depth, even if Theo Walcott is on his way back to full fitness.
Despite the fact he started in the FA Cup against Hull on Sunday, the 22 year old has been very much a bit part player, often not making the match day squad, and he has only started two others games (one in the Capital One Cup and the other in the ‘dead’ rubber Champions League tie against Galatasaray).
It’s believed a late August bid from Benfica would have seen him depart the club in the summer but for the injury to Olivier Giroud to put that on hold, and the signing of Danny Welbeck to push him further down the pecking order again.
Campbell has remained positive in his outlook, saying he’s enjoying his time at the club, but would obviously relish first team football.
This is very much a definitely maybe kind of situation, so we’ll give it a Poo-O-Meter rating of 5.