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Arsenal's stance on Joel Campbell is frustrating Palermo

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Italian club Palermo are becoming increasingly frustrated with Arsenal's stance on Joel Campbell.

The Costa Rican international seems to be on his way out of the Emirates having failed to break into the first-team, and there is no shortage of suitors for the 23-year-old.

However Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has claimed the Gunners are stalling talks over the future of Campbell.

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talkSPORT reported Zamparini had told Italian newspaper Giornale di Sicilia: "I'm here in London to try a final drive for the player, but Arsenal aren't moving from their initial positions,

"Campbell is unattainable as of now. If some margins open up for a negotiation then all for the better, otherwise we can't do anything."

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Campbell has been at Arsenal since joining from Costa Rican outfit Saprissa, but has made just ten appearances for Arsene Wenger's team.

He impressed at Olympiacos throughout the 2013-14 season, scoring 11 goals in 43 matches, and was expected to be involved at Arsenal after an impressive World Cup campaign.

But despite coming on as substitute in the Community Shield he was loaned out for the fourth time in his Gunners career, this time to Spanish side Villarreal.

His time at the Yellow Submarine's was less successful as he scored one goal in 20 matches for the La Liga side. This poor loan spell appears to have signalled an end to his Arsenal career.

Campbell was always up against it at the Emirates, the Gunners are blessed with a high amount of talent in the wide positions and the Costa Rican was given very little time to stake his claim.

He also insisted he could play as an out and out striker, but his goal tally throughout his career does not support that claim.

At 23 time is still on his side and Campbell can turn around his fortunes, just not at the Emirates by the looks of things.

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