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Arsenal embarrassed themselves with tweet about Joel Campbell before Costa Rica vs Brazil

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Joel Campbell has become the forgotten man at Arsenal.

The Costa Rican has been at Arsenal since 2011, yet has only made 30 appearances for the club.

Campbell has spent six of those seven seasons on loan, with the latest spell being in Spain with Betis.

His tenure at the club could be coming to an end this summer, but Campbell stated he is not thinking about his future.

“The World Cup won’t change my life, I don’t come here to show myself," he said.

“I came to help my national team, everyone writes his own history and we have to look after group.

“I know about my contract and I know who I am. God has a plan for me.”

Despite only making nine appearances for Betis last season, Campbell has been included in his country's World Cup squad.

He came off the bench against Serbia in their tournament opener, and is starting on the bench again against Brazil.

And Arsenal's official Twitter account wished him good luck for the game, although it was not in the circumstances one would expect.

Arsenal originally tweeted good luck to the three players they had in action: Granit Xhaka, Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

They completely forgot Campbell.

Fans picked up on them forgetting Campbell, and after several minutes wait, Arsenal finally said good luck to the Costa Rican.

That tweet came seven minutes after the first.

Better late than never.

Arsenal fans found the whole episode rather amusing, with many reacting to their error.

Campbell will perhaps not be happy with his club completely forgetting about him.

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old reacted to his side's opening defeat against Serbia by claiming they will try their best in their final group games.

“We trust in what our coach thought for this game," Campbell said.

"He is super able, he decided this and we have to respect it. I think our team tried to do good things independently before I was on the pitch. It was an equal game that was decided by a free kick.

“Now it is more difficult, but there are two remaining games and we will go to win. It’s a World Cup, here there are the best national teams around the world and we are one of them. We will try to give our best at the next match."

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