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Joel Campbell is being linked with a permanent move to Sporting Lisbon, after a decent start to life in the Portuguese Liga.
Campbell joined Sporting on a season-long loan in August and has impressed in patches for the Portuguese giants. This is Campbell’s fifth loan spell since he joined Arsenal in 2011 and he is now being linked with a permanent move away from the Emirates. He has made a good start to life in Portugal, making twelve appearances for Sporting this season, scoring three goals and providing one assists.
Sporting boss Jorge Jesus has been impressed by Campbell’s performance and sees the winger as a good long term investment.
According to Sportwitness via The Daily Cannon, Sporting want to hold on to the winger and would do their best to keep him for a longer time.
Most clubs usually find it difficult to integrate loan players into their first team, mostly because they’d only be around for a short while but Sporting boss is keen to integrate Campbell in his first team.
The winger is gradually entering into the peak of his career and could opt for stability soon. Considering the quality of attacking options available to Wenger, I doubt if he would get the stability at Arsenal.
He could then push for a permanent move if he doesn’t see the possibility of having a real shot in our first team.
Campbell has made only 23 league appearances since he joined us in 2011, which gives a big hint that his long-term future may lie away from the Emirates.