Shocking stat shows Joel Campbell is just as prolific in front of goal as fan favourite star

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Arsenal fans have been pleased by the recent form shown by Costa Rican international Joel Campbell recently, but one man that may not be so pleased is injured winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

This season was meant to be the “Year of the Ox” following his star turn during the Community Shield victory over Chelsea, but another injury has curtailed his progress and condemned him to the sidelines.

And in his absence, Campbell, who is just one year older than Oxlade-Chamberlain, has already proved that he can be just as potent in front of goal as his English counterpart.

Having been brought into the side by Arsene Wenger, Campbell has repaid his faith by notching two goals against Sunderland and Swansea.

And in doing so he has equalled the amount of goals the Ox has scored in one season, as he has surprisingly never managed to better than number in a single season.

While Campbell has suffered a number of false starts under Wenger, his emergence as a goal threat may just provide the manager with a rather damning assessment of where Oxlade-Chamberlain is as a player.

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