Joel Campbell at the centre of a tug-of-war between Turkish giants

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Arsenal's Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell is at the centre of a transfer battle between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

According to talkSPORT, the Turkish giants are keen on the Gunners man, whose contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of the season.

Campbell has enjoyed a run in the first-team - more from necessity than ability - but the 23-year-old's future is up in the air.


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Once he enters the final six months of his deal, he is within his rights to open talks with other clubs, and the Istanbul clubs plan to test the waters with an official offer.

Injuries to Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have hoisted Campbell into the limelight and, having been out of the picture under Arsene Wenger, he soon found himself starting at the Allianz Arena.

The former Olympiakos loanee has started three games for Arsenal in the absence of his more established teammates. 

He popped up with the opening goal in the 3-0 win over Swansea City but failed to impress in the games against Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur.

Having waited four years for his chance in north London, Campbell has a minimal amount of games left to prove to Wenger he deserves a new deal. However, judging by some fans' reactions, they aren't too convinced by his ability.

With Ramsey and Oxlade-Chamberlain both approaching a return to full fitness, the South America may once again find his chances limited.

Wenger has previously admitted he is a big fan of Campbell, but having played just Premier League games for the Gunners, it may time for him to seek pastures new.

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