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Forgotten Gunner to Join Galatasaray?

Joel Campbell achieved something pretty special in the runup to the World Cup.He earned his 72nd cap as an Arsenal player, which made him our 4th highest at the club, level with Safe Hands himself - David Seaman.This is quite the feat. Costa Rica may not have the same level of competition that other higher profile nations enjoy, but Joel Campbell has still done wonders for his country, and all this has been done while in the midst of a nomadic career.Campbell has been with us for seven years. That’s a mighty long time, and yet his Arsenal appearances amount to just 23 appearances - most of those were amassed during 2014-2016.The Costa Rican has earned more starts in loan spells at Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiacos than he has done in all that time at our club. Has Campbell underperformed to deserve this treatment? This constant absence from his parent club? No. When he has had the rare occasions of wearing the Arsenal shirt, he has done without letting himself down, proving to be a worthy addition to the squad. Yet, as we stand before another international tournament that Campbell will be part of, the attacker is close to a move away from the club, reportedly Galatasaray are the interested party.The Turkish club will be getting an accomplished player, strong in the air despite his average size, with plenty of pace and the ability to play alone up top - as he did for his country in the last World Cup in 2014 - or play out wide. He is adaptable and has savvy, using his position to either draw out defenders for his teammates to use, or he can cut in and go for it himself.With our attack well stocked, it is likely we have seen the last of Joel Campbell. He can consider himself unlucky to not have been given a fairer crack of the whip, but the Costa Rican can hold his head up high when he did play for us.