Arsenal boss Wenger: Joel Campbell worth the gamble

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with their swoop for Deportivo Saprissa striker Joel Campbell. The Costa Rica international agreed terms with the Gunners last week.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with their swoop for Deportivo Saprissa striker Joel Campbell.

The Costa Rica international agreed terms with the Gunners last week.

"Joel is a young prospect, he has talent and he can play right, left or centrally," Wenger told the Official Arsenal Matchday Programme. "We took a gamble on him but, from what we have seen, it is worth taking.

"Campbell could join the Club, Gervinho has joined the Club, Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have joined the Club and people forget that. You can see that Gervinho has had a big impact as well.

"Sometimes you feel the reputation of the player is punished by the fact he did not have a massive transfer fee. You would like people to look just at the quality of the players and feel if they are Arsenal players or not."

 
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