Campbell eyes Arsenal chance

I can bring a lot of things to the Arsenal attack, says Costa Rica striker

Joel Campbell: The Costa Rica forward is planning to break into the Arsenal first-team

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Joel Campbell believes he has what it takes to make a big contribution to the Arsenal first team next season.

The Costa Rica international signed for the Gunners from Deportivo Saprissa last August, but has spent the season on loan in France at Ligue 1 outfit Lorient.

It is a familiar route for Arsenal youngsters with Francis Coquelin also having spent a season on loan at the French club before breaking into the side at the Emirates Stadium.

"I think I can bring a lot of things to the Arsenal attack - I can contribute goals and assists. I want people to see what I can do."

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And the 19-year-old is hoping to repeat the trick himself, telling the club's official website: "That's what I'm hoping for - to play for Arsenal next year.

"I think I've got the ability to do it. I've got every confidence in my ability to go to Arsenal and play.

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"I've learned how to live with other people in a different country to mine, to be here living life outside football, to learn about the training and the intensity of the game in Ligue 1.

"That's all helped me to learn things so I can continue my football career with Arsenal, and I hope that's going to happen."

Campbell managed just three goals in 25 league games for Lorient but is convinced he has the necessary qualities to add to the Arsenal squad next season.

"I think I can bring a lot of things to the Arsenal attack - I can contribute goals and assists," he added.

"I want people to see what I can do. I always think big, so I want to go to Arsenal and play as many games as possible.

"I have to give everything I've got, train hard and have faith in my abilities, to never doubt them and keep moving forward."