Campbell going back to Arsenal

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell has confirmed he will return to Arsenal following the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Last Updated: 15/06/14 at 18:01 Post Comment

Joel Campbell: Costa Rica forward celebrates his goal against Uruguay

Joel Campbell: Costa Rica forward celebrates his goal against Uruguay

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Campbell has yet to feature for the Gunners having spent the last three seasons out on loan with Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiakos following his arrival from Saprissa in August 2011.

The 21-year-old, who was on target for his country in their shock 3-1 win over Uruguay in their Group D opener, will head back to Emirates Stadium in the coming weeks, but admits he is currently only focused on the global showpiece.

He told reporters: "Of course I have to go back, because I have a contract with Arsenal.

“The most important thing just now is my country and the World Cup.

"Today was excellent for me, but it would have come to nothing without the contribution of my team-mates.

“Everyone lived up to their responsibilities. I tried to do my best to score goals and my colleagues supported me.

"We have to take one step after another. We have difficult matches ahead, but this will give us impetus."

Costa Rica’s next test comes against Italy before they conclude their Group D campaign against Roy Hodgson’s England, with Campbell expecting tough games against the European duo.

He told Sportv: "It wasn't a surprise to us, we came here to win. This is why you play a World Cup. We wanted a good result, but the next two games will be hard.

“The first game is always important. We hope to get good results in the next two games."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company