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Campbell revels in dream Arsenal move

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Arsenal's newest signing Joel Campbell has revealed how signing for the Gunners is a dream come true, following his move from Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa.

The 19-year-old has already made an impact at international level, according twice in six full caps for Costa Rica, form which alerted the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

However, are completing his move to the Emirates Stadium, the forward is looking to learning from the club's established stars.

"It is a dream come true to play for such a big club in England and I want to do well for myself and Costa Rica,” he said. “I am ready, I am very happy to be here and I want to focus on doing well for Arsenal.

“Arsenal is a very well-known Club in Costa Rica. I am making history because no other Costa Rican player has ever played in a team with the quality of Arsenal. Only one player has been in the Premier League before but not like the one I am at now.


 

“I’m good in one-on-ones and I am a player who knows how to score goals. I play forward and I can play on both sides. I am going to learn a lot from the players here because they are experienced players who are very skilled.

“Arsène Wenger is a manager of immense quality. He knows how to use youngsters’ ability. I have been watching Arsenal play since I was a kid and I took this decision because I know I have a possibility to become a better player here.”

Campbell will compete with Robin van Persie, Marouane Chamakh and Nicklas Bendtner for a starting spot in Arsenal's attack, and Wenger insists the striker can be relied on.

“You have to trust my judgement - one day somebody else will make the decisions in my place and we will have to trust him,” Wenger said.

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