Liverpool have been linked with a loan move for Arsenal star Joel Campbell but the Gunners are hoping to keep hold of him until at least January.
The forward has spent the last three seasons on loan with Lorient, Real Betis and then Olympiakos after signing for Arsenal in 2011. Work permit issues prevented him from joining up with the Gunners but he has now – finally – arrived at Arsenal.
Campbell, who starred for Costa Rica at the World Cup as they reached the quarter-finals for the first time, has impressed for the Gunners during a couple of pre-season games and looks set to play an important role for the north London club this summer.
He scored on his first appearance for the Gunners during the Emirates Cup in pre-season. They beat Benfica 5-1 and he and Yaya Sanogo were brilliant and his ability on the ball has seen clubs declare an interest already this summer. AC Milan have been reported as holding an interest but it has now emerged that Liverpool do, too.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the reports that Arsenal had rejected a loan approach from Liverpool.
Liverpool wanted Joel Campbell but why? They have so many wingers/players with pace.
— Shyam Schweini (@Santi_Classorla) August 17, 2014
Liverpool made a loan offer for Joel Campbell? They’re getting desperate
— Aidán (@BeltransMole23) August 17, 2014
I wouldn’t even give Ryo Miyaichi’s toe nail clippings to Liverpool on loan let alone Joel Campbell.
— Ali (@Aghahahaha) August 17, 2014
Arsenal reject Liverpool’s Joel Campbell bid. @John_W_Henry What are you guys smoking up there at Anfield??
— Snehpal Singh (@snehpal91) August 17, 2014
So LFC have enquires about Joel Campbell from arsenal and it’s been rejected try 1 mil 1 pound their fond of a pound !
— The Grumpy Frog (@Longblonde88) August 17, 2014
We are trying to loan Joel Campbell from Arsenal? Yeah sure they will loan him to a top 4 rival. http://t.co/2iAyNz8ooq at its best again.
— Sriragh (@SriraghK) August 17, 2014
Joel Campbell: “The manager has told me he wants me to be part of his plans and not send me on loan again. Now I want to repay his faith.”
— Chris Wheatley (@GoonerTalk) August 16, 2014
Wenger needs to play Joel Campbell more, he is way better than Sanogo
— IG : MigalMphanga (@Misfit_Migal) August 17, 2014
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