Joel Campbell signing new Arsenal contract ahead of Villarreal loan transfer


Editorial use only. No merchandising. For Football images FA and Premier League restrictions apply inc. no internet/mobile usage without FAPL license - for details contact Football Dataco Mandatory Credit: Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX (4110570br) Joel Campbell of Arsenal FC Capital One Cup 2014/15 Third Round Arsenal v Southampton Emirates Stadium, Arsenal, London, United Kingdom - 23 Sep 2014 Joel Campbell is leaving Arsenal to join Villarreal on-loan (Picture: Getty)

Joel Campbell looks set for a loan switch to Villarreal – but not before penning a new deal with Arsenal.

According to South American journalist Juan Carlos Aguero, the 22-year-old will make a return to La Liga and sign on until the end of the season at El Madrigal.

Costa Rican Campbell spent a year with Real Betis in 2012 – one of three spells the forward has spent away from the Emirates.

It had been suggested the Gunners are using the move as make-weight in their attempts to land Gabriel Paulista, but that appears not to be the case, with the north London club now having agreed a £13.4m fee for the defender, who will fly to the capital for talks.

Campbell, who has endured a somewhat frustrating time with Arsenal this season, is reported to have…

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