Joel Campbell responds to Arsenal exit speculation

Joel Campbell denies seeking a transfer away from Arsenal and says he is happy in north London

Joel Campbell has denied seeking a transfer away from Arsenal and insists that he is “calm” about his situation at The Emirates.

The Costa Rica international has made just four appearances for the Gunners this season after returning to north London in the summer following a productive loan spell at Olympiacos.

The 22-year-old’s lack of first-team opportunities has led to speculation linking him with a transfer away from Arsenal, with Inter Milan and Juventus touted as possible destinations.

However, the forward has denied the reports in a video posted on his website on Sunday.

“What they have been saying is not true, I’m very calm. I have not been furious,” Campbell told sports.bycampbell.com.

“Obviously, yes, I would like to be playing, but that’s something that has to be earned day by day. I have to keep training and waiting for the opportunity, I know it’s a very competitive team.

“Arsenal is one of the best teams in the world where there are many important players. I have to be patient, keep training and I know my chance will arrive and I’ll have to take advantage of it when it comes.

“[I’ve learned] a lot [from Arsene Wenger]. He is a coach who has many years in football and with Arsenal.

“I am learning from him and from my peers every day in training. I’m doing my best to be a better player every day.”

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