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Benfica trying to secure loan move for Joel Campbell

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The injury to Olivier Giroud has disrupted Arsenal’s transfer plans to a certain extent. Arsene Wenger was happy with the current crop of strikers he has at disposal, but the Frenchman’s injury has forced him to look for options elsewhere.

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Italian website Calciomercato couple of days ago claimed that the Gunners had enquired about the availability of Roma striker Mattia Destro, who is also a reported target of Chelsea.

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Also, Italian and French media have linked the Gunners with a lone move for Radamel Falcao, who is again wanted by Real Madrid and Juventus.

With only two days remaining for the transfer window to shut, Wenger can hardly afford to lose any current striker from his squad. Portugal media have been reporting for the last few days that Benfica are keen to sign Arsenal’s highly rated young striker Joel Campbell, but they feel Wenger may be reluctant to sell him.

The Costa Rican impressed during the World Cup in Brazil and expects to impress Wenger this season in Arsenal colour. There were even suggestions that should Arsenal be able to land any good striker, they might allow Campbell to join the Eagles.

Portugal newspaper Record claim today that Campbell’s agent was in Lisbon yesterday to hold talks with Benfica. The report further add that Benfica will find hard to secure a loan deal at the moment as Wenger might be tempted to keep him.

It’s a strange piece of news to say the least; it says they are speaking to see the conditions the player would want in a potential move! 

Comments (6)

  1. Sorry mate but this is a stupid article. Arsenal are not going to let go of Campbell, for patently obvious reasons. Why then make up a completely wasteful article with no meaning. If you just want to make meaningless statements get rid of your comments column. Very stupid article.

    • I have just reported an article published in Portugal newspaper. And I explained why this story is bizarre.

      • Your article holds no ‘water’ so be keep it for yourself….

        • Go & challenge Portugal newspaper Record for publishing this! Let me guess, you know this stuff, coz you were there with Joel Campbell’s agent yesterday, drinking mug of ale in Lisbon.

          • Now don’t get pissed because of the reply’s because you know darn well this is news that expired a long time ago. Arsène Wenger has even said it himself that Campbell will go nowhere for crying out loud he’s even had his own interview about how he feels about finally getting the chance to prove himself for the club on Arsenal FC’s personal website. Why the heck do you think he has played in the Emirates Cup even got his Arsenal debut etc… This is rubbish and I don’t give a damn if you’re upset people are arguing about the article. Because it’s nothing but annoying to hear the same damn stories over and over and over and if you don’t understand the reactions it’s because we all know Arsenal became long time admirers of the kid after he showed at Olympiacos what he could do. Geez he even made history with his country Costa Rica in the World Cup and was without a doubt one of they’re top players throughout the tournament!!!!!!

  2. Yes, it’s true. Joel Campbell is coming to Benfica, on a loan deal.