Arsenal man not using the World Cup as platform for move

Date published: Tuesday 19th June 2018 9:20 - Matthew Stead

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell is not planning on using the World Cup as a platform for a move.

Campbell came on as a second-half substitute for Costa Rica in their 1-0 opening defeat to Serbia on Sunday.

This is the forward’s second World Cup, having started every game of Costa Rica’s journey to the quarter-finals in 2014.

His displays at that tournament helped earned him more first-team opportunities at Arsenal, who he joined in 2011.

But he has not featured for the Gunners since the 2015/16 season, and his recent spell at Real Betis was the sixth loan Arsenal have sent him out on.

Campbell’s Arsenal contract expires at the end of this month, yet the 25-year-old is not letting his club future distract from international matters.

“The World Cup won’t change my life, I don’t come here to show myself,” Campbell said.

“I came to help my national team, everyone writes his own history and we have to look after group.

“I know about my contract and I know who I am. God has a plan for me.”


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