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Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell has dismissed speculation that he’s angry with his current Arsenal situation, reports the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old returned to his parent club this summer following a successful loan spell with Olympiakos – but has yet to be given a single start in the Premier League or the Champions League.
As a result, clubs like Inter Milan and Juventus have been linked with potential January transfer bids, but Campbell has insisted that he’ll remain patient and wait for his chance in the first-team.
“What they have been saying is not true, I’m very calm. I have not been furious,” Campbell told www.sports.bycampbell.com.
“Obviously, yes, I would like to be playing, but that’s something that has to be earned day by day. I have to keep training and waiting for the opportunity, I know it’s a very competitive team.
“Arsenal is one of the best teams in the world where there are many important players. I have to be patient, keep training and I know my chance will arrive and I’ll have to take advantage of it when it comes.
“[I’ve learned] a lot (from Arsene Wenger). He is a coach who has many years in football and with Arsenal. I am learning from him and from my peers every day in training. I’m doing my best to be a better player every day.”
Campbell’s chances of getting more regular playing time have been deal a further blow following the return to fitness of Theo Walcott. Arsenal also have Santi Cazorla, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and the currently injured Mesut Ozil who can all play in attacking wide positions, meaning the World Cup star will do to ever establish himself at the Emirates.