Date: 18th July 2011 at 8:49am
Written by: is reporting that Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign 19-year-old Costa Rica striker, Joel Campbell for a fee thought to be £1million. In today’s transfer market, £1million is not a lot of money at all and it is a gamble Arsene Wenger has taken which may just pay off. Just look at what Manchester United did when they signed Chicharito, very few people knew of him but he has gone on to be a good striker.

Hopefully the same came happen to Campbell who played at Deporivo Saprissa in Costa Rica but has only managed to make 3 appearances for that club. Clearly he does not have a lot of experience but he must have bags of talent for a club like ours to be interested in him. Wenger has had a knack of signing these no name players in the past and some have come on to shine at Arsenal whilst some have flopped.

To highlight Campbell’s potential, he was named in Costa Rica’s 2011 Copa America squad. The striker is set to take part in the U20 World Cup later this month, giving him another opportunity to impress.

Now Campbell is thought not to be joining Arsenal straight away as the Gunners are likely to send him out on loan as he has not played in 75 per cent of Costa Rica’s games, which means getting a work permit for him will not be possible at this stage.

What are your thoughts about this deal? I know it is not the marquee summer signing we want but is it a good move for the future or are you tired of Wenger continually buying these no name kids and hoping they succeed?

Click here to see a video of Joel Campbell


0 responses to “Arsenal sign another no name striker”

  1. Damien says:

    any striker i wil b hapy.coz i tink wenger dont care wat de fans tink of,and i c no any gud striker at emirates,atleast vela.but not persie and his front mate.they just know how to play but dont know wat can we du to gud 4 notin forgetin dat wat matters at de end of de 90 min r goals.strikers who dont hav eager to score,may b dis no name kid wil du us miracle,since henry left,wenger has never bought agud of now i tink it doent matter wheather he is a kid or not,coz as supporterz,i c dat there is notin we can du wen it comes to transferz at emirates.anytin wil du.

  2. moses says:

    y not jist go for a 6year old player instead arsene miser

  3. gud day people . Why mr wenger use to sing all this young player he shuold sing another qulity striker, mildfielder, defender

  4. happiness says:

    pls l nide good srong pleyer that can pley ball well.

  5. Olayode says:

    Who is campball jose

  6. Akin says:

    Am impressed with wenger signing

  7. Tony uyi says:

    Please for God sake Mr AW,sign at list 1 CD and a good GK.If u are not sure of Cece Fab staying,sign another great MF(Mata of valencia fc) for us to win trophies this coming season.

  8. carlos from costa rica says:

    Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell is getting closer to joining the club Arsenal in the Premier League in England.
    The footballer’s father, Humberto Campbell, told the newspaper La Prensa Libre “These tests will be in the (Hospital) Cima and supervised by the people of Arsenal.”
    “Virtually everything is ready, I’m just waiting for a call from President Saprissa (Juan Carlos Rojas) to indicate when I do the conference,” added the player’s father.
    It is mentioned that the agreement would be for $ 1.5 million

  9. TrueWisdom says:

    This guy makes Messi look like Heskey

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