Joel Campbell has finally joined up with the rest of the Arsenal squad to take part in pre-season training ahead of the new year, as reported by the Express and pictured on Arsenal’s Twitter account.
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Campbell starred heavily in Costa Rica’s successful World Cup campaign, which saw the central American side emerge from an expected group of death. They beat both Uruguay and Italy in the process.
The 22-year-old is now seemingly on the cusp of involvement at the north London side this season as a result of his displays.
He has since joined Arsenal in Austria for their pre-season tour, having taken a break following his involvement at the World Cup.
It has been a difficult few seasons for Campbell, who was denied a work permit upon arriving in England. A series of loan spells followed before he received one in June 2013. He also spent last season on loan at Olympiacos, where he famously scored against Man Utd.
This would represent Campbell’s first proper involvement with Arsenal.