Joel Campbell's father plays up talk of Arsenal exit this summer - roundup

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Today’s Arsenal roundup includes the latest on Petr Cech, word of a huge bid to be launched by Arsene Wenger and quotes that drop a big hint one of the Emirates first-teamers is leaving north London. Juicy? You bet.

Campbell's father drops hint

Joel Campbell looks highly likely to be leaving Arsenal once more this summer, be it on loan or via a permanent transfer, and his father’s most recent comments look to have confirmed the idea that he won’t be with the Gunners next season.

Speaking about the speculation suggesting his son is to switch to Benfica on loan, Campbell Sr. played up the idea that a temporary spell away could improve his development, thus giving him a better shot at breaking into Wenger’s first-team.

"Benfica give many opportunities to young players, they are always in the Champions League and they've just been crowned champions," Campbell's dad said.

"It is an important club, where you can play, grow and eventually return to a club like Arsenal in a stronger league."

The Costa Rican forward had a disappointing loan spell with Villarreal last season, but will be looking to make amends if he’s not sold in the coming weeks.

Just where those amends will be made remains to be seen, but with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck standing firmly in the way of his route to the starting XI at the Emirates Stadium, we’re guessing he’d be smart to chance his arm on pastures new.

Another striker linked

Meanwhile reports from Germany say Arsenal are to make a bid of around £28m for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and the Bundesliga side could be ready to sell.

The sum, which translates to €40m is a hefty price to pay, but Wenger seems serious about improving his attacking line.

Yes, we’re well aware this ties in with the first story about Campbell, and it could well be that Aubameyang’s arrival is enough to see the Costa Rica international - and maybe Yaya Sanogo too - giving his marching orders in the form of a permanent exit.

Cech deal NOT done

To finish with a flourish we’re afraid we’ve got to tell you to re-cork the champagne; Petr Cech hasn’t moved anywhere yet.

Reports yesterday indicated that the Czech international has completed a transfer from Chelsea and would be a Gunner as of next season, but he retweeted a post from a sports PR firm that refuted that claim.

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