• Premier League

Campbell to swap Arsenal for Betis

ESPN staff
July 3, 2012
Joel Campbell has featured for Costa Rica on 14 occasions © PA Photos

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell is set for a second year on loan from Arsenal, with Spanish side Real Betis poised to secure his signature.

The 20-year-old joined Arsenal from Deportivo Saprissa in 2011, but spent last term on loan with Lorient.

Campbell featured regularly in France but the youngster is still to secure a work permit so is not eligible to play in England.

With that in mind, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is happy to send him out on loan again and Campbell is relishing the chance to test himself in La Liga.

"It's a great opportunity for me to grow," Campbell told Fox TV. "I am going to the world's best league, and I want to play. I want to show what I am capable of."

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