On-loan Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell has admitted he is desperate to make his mark with the Premier League club despite his goal-scoring heroics for Olympiakos against Manchester United.
The Costa Rican youngster scored a sensational second goal for the Greek side in their Champions League last-16 first leg against Manchester United to shock the Betfair odds, but the young forward wasted little time in admitting he is hoping his form for Olympiakos is enough to catch Wenger’s eye.
The Costa Rica international is playing in his third loan spell since signing with Arsenal in 2011, after Betfair fans began tipping the young forward to make the switch to the Premier League.
After season-long stays with French club Lorient and then Spanish side Real Betis, Campbell has spent this season playing in Greece with Olympiakos. With eight goals to his name for the Greek giants this season, Campbell is now looking to make his mark with his parent club at the Emirates Stadium when his time at Olympiakos ends.
“I am still hopeful of playing for Arsenal but I have not been given the chance yet, I hope to keep working at Olympiakos,” said the youngster.
“There are many things I can improve on though, I am 21 and I have to keep working. I am making sure that I take this opportunity.”
While this season would have been too early for Campbell to have made much of an impression at Arsenal, that’s not to say the 21-year old won’t be ready to make an impact on the first team next season.
The Betfair odds indicate Arsenal will be active in the transfer market this summer, but Campbell will be hoping to have done enough in his latest loan spell to warrant being given a chance by Wenger next season.