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Video: Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell embarrassed USA defender for Costa Rica goal

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Back in the summer, when Arsene Wenger's transfer policy was once again coming under heavy fire, one of the moves that raised plenty of eyebrows amongst Arsenal fans was the decision to send Joel Campbell out on loan yet again.

Although the season-long loan to Sporting Lisbon hasn't turned out too badly for the Gunners just yet - they are, after all, just two points off the top of the Premier League - there remains the feeling amongst some supporters that the 24-year-old could have been an effective squad player this year.

And that feeling might spread after seeing Campbell's impressive performance for Costa Rica against the United States last night. The Arsenal loanee bagged two impressive goals in a 4-0 win, one of which included a perfectly executed nutmeg in the build up.

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Facing off in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifying fixture, Costa Rica was already leading 2-0 against the USMNT when Campbell got in on the goalscoring act.

Skill and composure

His first goal arrived in the 75th minute and it is a moment that US centre-back John Brooks will want to forget in a hurry.

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The Hertha Berlin defender inexplicably miss-controlled a high Costa Rica clearance right into the path of Campbell. 

As if he wasn't already embarrassed enough, Brooks was then humiliated by the Arsenal man who effortlessly put the ball through his opponent's legs - putting him clean through for a composed finish.

Skip to 5:07 in the below video to show Campbell teach the US defender a lesson...

As the commentator mentioned in the clip, the Arsenal loanee's piece of skill brought back memories of Luis Suarez embarrassing David Luiz twice in a PSG-Barcelona match last season.

Campbell's second goal wasn't half bad, either. Again showing the type of composure that will please Wenger, he beat the offside trap before perfectly placing the ball past Brad Guzan.

Although Arsenal are in a rich vein of form right now and have the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and co. as weapons in the final third, Campbell's good form this season means he could still have a future at the Emirates.

As well as his brace for Costa Rica, the young forward already has three goals in six appearances for Sporting.

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