Manchester United nemesis Campbell wants Arsenal return

The Costa Rica international, who is currently on loan from the Gunners, is hopeful he can make an impact at his parent club next season after his Champions League strike

Manchester United nemesis Joel Campbell insists he is determined to prove his worth to Arsene Wenger and fight for his Arsenal future next season.

The Costa Rica international signed for the Gunners three years ago but has spent his entire Arsenal career out on loan having initially failed to gain a work permit that would allow him to play in England.

The 21-year-old has impressed on loan at Olympiakos this season and enhanced his burgeoning reputation with a magnificent goal against the Premier League champions as the Greek side secured a 2-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s match, Campbell told Sky Sports: “As soon as Arsenal came, I wanted to join them and I believe I am ready to play for Arsenal next season.

“I know I have the capacity to play there. I am only waiting for the opportunity. With hard work I know I can get there.

“United showed an interest in me when I was moving to Europe but I have been an Arsenal fan since I was a child and that’s why I chose them.”

Campbell has previously spent loan spells at Lorient and Real Betis following his move to Arsenal from Saprissa and has scored eight times for Costa Rica in 30 senior international matches.

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