David Moyes is believed to have held talks with Arsenal during the last transfer window only for the Costa Rican attacker to move on loan to Villarreal as part of the deal for defender Gabriel Paulista.
Campbell signed for the Gunners in August 2011 but took four years to make his Premier League debut for the club having repeatedly been denied a work permit. He eventually made 10 appearances this season (seven as a sub) but struggled to hold down regular first team football even when other high profile attackers were out injured.
Out of contract in the summer, the 22-year-old penned a new deal at the Emirates before completing his loan to El Madrigal meaning the Gunners can still cash in on a player whose reputation has grown significantly in the last 12 months thanks to a successful spell at Olympiakos and an eye-catching World Cup.
Real Sociedad is home to ex-Gunner Carlos Vela, who completed a two-stage move last summer that earned Arsenal somewhere in the region of £10 million. Campbell, who has also been linked with a move to Portugal, probably won’t fetch that amount but he has been valued around £8 million…a figure we’ve plucked out of our arse.
Arseblog News suspects this rumour lives and dies by Moyesy’s success in Spain. Sociedad currently sit in mid-table, but are only 5 points above the relegation zone.