Just when we thought that Arsene Wenger had captured another gem for a low fee, Joel Campbell and his father failed to arrive for a meeting to complete his move to Arsenal. The Costa Rica striker was meant to meet with Richard Law and complete his move. But reports are surfacing today that Arsenal have given up on this deal due to the player not arriving as promised.
La Maicon is reporting this story today and the the President of Campbell’s club has told us of his disappointment on this collapsed deal:
“It’s disappointing for football, for Saprissa and me who have decided not to make an offer as serious and first class people like Arsenal, I hope things go well for Joel.
“I assume that the father he thinks things will get better after the decision and why, but hey, there’s always a risk and it is a pity that the Costa Rican football could not have a player at Arsenal at the moment.
“There is no other option, the doors are closed.”
It is a pity for Arsenal too as I thought Campbell would have done well for us. But I guess they say everything happens for a reason and now Arsenal can look for a new striker.
I do not feel too upset about missing out on him after what Campbell’s father has said. He does not seem to care too much that his son did not join Arsenal.
“If Arsenal options are closed there is no problem when one door closes, many open,” he said.
“We decided we will not sign anything yet, we expect to finish the World Cup to go and play Joel calm and no pressure, then see what happens.”
What do you think about all of this?