Newcastle Could Go After This Arsenal Striker In January

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is looking for a move away from the Gunners in January,  so he can get some playing time, since he’s certainly not been getting much of that at Arsenal this season.

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Joel Campbell – playing for Coast Rica at the World Cup

The Costa Rican striker has played only three times in total for the Gunners this season, and twice in the Premier league, and over the last four seasons he was sent out on loan.

But Arsene Wenger decided to keep him in the Arsenal squad for this season, but has hardly used him.

The Mirror is reporting he is becoming a little restless, and the news is that Inter Milan and Fiorentina in Italy are both interested in taking the striker, who looked good in the World Cup last summer in Brazil.

Joel has had loan spells at Saprissa, Puntarenas, Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiacos over the last four years, and he hasn’t been able to make the bench at Arsenal over the last few games.

On those various loan spells he’s played 114 games with 17 goals.

Newcastle have only Cisse, Riviere and young Perez as strikers this season, after we failed to bring in a top striker in the summer.

So Newcastle could do a lot worse than move for him in January, maybe on a loan deal through the end of the season.

The skillful 22 year-old can still improve, and he hasn’t really been given a chance in the Premier league to show what he is capable of.

Joel could be a useful addition to our striker ranks in January, and we could then see how well he does before deciding on any possible permanent move.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • Wayayman

    Nov 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Why are we constantly linked with this lad? Hardly set the Prem alight has he? If he’s not getting in to an Arsenal team decimated by injuries that tells you enough.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t like loans unless it’s as a view to buy, bad enough having bigger clubs pinch your best players never mind bedding theirs in.

  • Kris

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Isn’t Armstrong and Ferreyra strikers?

  • croftus5678

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    so we have lost campbell/armstrong/siem/goofy ?????

    oh i see you just forgot about them 😉
    think we are sorted for strikers now tbh perez seems to be getting better at the no position and i reckon arma could do the same also and the rest of the guys are no10’s or wingers imo so we have plenty of cover.

    goofy should be a striker imo not a winger as its ruining him and imo river needs to be a winger or a no10 to see how he does there as he’s def not a lone striker.

  • toonincheek

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed –

    As well as Cisse, Riviere and Perez that you mentiuoned, we have young Adam Armstrong.

    Who is to say that, if he had been given the same chance as other youngsters/fringe players, he would not have impressed?

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #6

    On December looking tough I’m not so sure, all those games bar Burnley are games that need no team talk.
    Arsenal Man utd Sunderland are all games that set the players hearts pumping, there the games you want to play in. Add to that a away qf at spurs and Dec is a month to look foward to.
    Jose’s Chelsea have never won at SJP and that will continue to.

    Not saying we’ll win all the games but I’d expect same commitment from those games as last 5 without any extra motivation needed.

    To me it’s the next 3 we need to worry about and not take our eyes off the ball. Beleive me the team will be looking at Dec licking their lips in anticipation.

    I’d take a draw at home to Sunderland a win at spurs in qf, a cpl wins cpl draws and the odd loss in dec and I’d be a happy man.

  • Sliema

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    I’d still take Campbell for 6 months. Pop him on whatever wing Aarons isn’t occupying until Ober is fit then have him off the bench as defences tire.

  • g.s.tooner

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #8

    We’ve also got Facundo.

    Too much young potential in our striking force. Would prefer it if we were only looking at someone who is a proven goalscorer in a top flight league. We dont really have anyone who fits that description atm.

    Cisse is unpredictable, Perez is v young and came from Spanish second division. Facundo is nowhere to be seen. Riviere has looked average at best. We need someone of the same ilk as Remy or we might as well stick with what we’ve got.

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #9


    Spot on about loans.

    Look at the mackems, for last 3 years at least their best player has been a loan player who they couldn’t keep.
    Danny Rose, Borini, Welbeck and the list goes on.

    IMO you shouldn’t be allowed to loan players to or from your own league.
    Abroad or lower leagues only.

  • goommy

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #10

    No more pls. Ayose, Cisse, Ferreyra and Armstrong for 1 CF position. Still didn’t talk about Sammy..

  • Go toon gooooo

    Nov 10, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11

    This player is very talented player but he lacks something to be a top class striker.He is mainly left legged player and rarely use his right leg that is not good for a striker.Maybe he will be useful at left winger position.All in all he can’t be a bad acquisition.

  • CAC

    Nov 11, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #12

    I really don’t see the point of bringing him in to play striker. Assuming Cisse is fit and Ayoze continues his good play he’s probably not needed. If he can play wing and is willing to play wing within our system, then possibly. I love Aarons, but am not entirely sold on Ameobi, or Cabella. Plus with Aarons it appears as though he is going to battle injury this year, so maybe add some depth as a winger, but the team is playing so well that I hate to see anything mess with this chemistry.


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