Joel Campbell joins Sporting Lisbon on loan from Arsenal - Twitter reacts

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Arsenal fans are reaching boiling point where the transfer window is concerned.

Despite insisting time and time again that he's prepared to splash the cash, Arsene Wenger has spent just £34 million this summer, most of which on Granit Xhaka.

Indeed, it's the sheer amount of players to have been linked with and consequently snubbed a move to Arsenal that has angered supporters most, given how desperately they need a new centre-back and striker.


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However, there are further problems afoot than just a lack of new arrivals.

On Sunday afternoon, it was confirmed Joel Campbell had joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan - his fifth spell away from Arsenal in as many years.

An official statement said: "Joel Campbell willl join Portuguese Primeira Liga side Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan.

"The 24-year-old scored four times in 30 first-team appearences last year, having joined the club in 2011 and enjoying previous loan spells at Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villarreal.

"The forward will be hoping he can help the Portugese side win the Primeira after their second-placed finish last year and gain further Champions League experience.

"Everyone at Arsenal wishes Joel a successful season in Portugal."

Campbell's loan move makes sense considering how many attacking options Wenger has at his disposal, but the Costa Rican was one of Arsenal's more consistent performers last season and doesn't deserve to be shipped out on loan again.

And, as you can probably guess, fans are absolutely furious with the decision.


Such frustrations are understandable, of course, following a season where Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain flattered to deceive whilst Campbell delivered on a number of occasions.

Fast, creative and clinical in front of goal, the 24-year-old is an Arsenal player through and through and possesses great potential.

And yet, somehow, Wenger doesn't see it fit that he remains at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman will only hope his brash decision doesn't come back to bite him, like it has done so many times in the past.

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