Manchester United reject David Moyes is ready to test Arsene Wenger’s resolve with a move for Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, and has already talked with the north London club over the feasibility of a deal.
According to talkSPORT Moyes, who has experienced a great start to life in charge of Real Sociedad since taking over in November, is keen to recruit Campbell as he looks to expand his squad at San Sebastian.
The striker has been used sparingly by Wenger so far this term despite impressing whilst on loan at Olympiacos last season and it’s rumoured that he’ll look to leave in order to get first-team football.
The report in question claims that the initial departure would likely only be a loan, with Wenger clearly feeling that the 22-year-old may yet have an important role to play in the future with the Gunners.
As was proven in at the World Cup Campbell has little trouble mixing it with the best players in the world, and there may be more than just a few Arsenal fans wondering why he’s been given so little chance to prove himself this campaign.
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Onwards at the San Sebastian
Moyes though, fresh from the euphoria of this weekend’s upset over Barcelona, may have different plans, and is sure to be viewing Campbell as a potential figurehead for his frontline rather than a quick fix to boost him until the summer.
For the Costa Rican international is may come down to how well Wenger can convince him of his potential opportunities at the Emirates Stadium, with the youngster having failed to start any Premier League matches so far.
Frozen out at the Emirates
Even when Olivier Giroud was absent from the squad after picking up an injury early on in the season Campbell was overlooked, with Danny Welbeck and Yaya Sanogo both seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order.
Of course there’s the chance that he will be willing to bide his time in Wenger’s setup, but if a good opportunity comes knocking there’s every reason to believe he’ll take it with two hands.
If he does leave then Wenger may be forced to assess his attacking options, with Lukas Podolski all but having left for Inter Milan under similar circumstances. The German international has been frozen out this term, and will be hoping to resurrect his career at the San Siro.