Arsenal have sent 24-year-old Costa Rican winger Joel Campbell on a season long loan to Sporting Lisbon, and the fans are not at all pleased with this bit of business.
Campbell played an integral role for the Gunners last term, as a number of key first team players were waylaid by injury midway through the season. The 24-year-old made 30 appearances, scoring 4 goals and impressing on the right wing.
Despite this, Arsenal have recently announced that Campbell will leave on a one year loan to Sporting CP. The fans were perplexed by this decision by Wenger and co.
Arsenal fans must be fuming with Wenger for allowing Campbell to go on loan?
— Joe (@TiozaaFM) August 21, 2016
Arsenal don’t know how to do anything not even sell players. Who in the club thought it’s a wise decision to loan Joel Campbell
— we go again (@Jims_SG) August 21, 2016
Joel Campbell being sent out on loan again is a disgrace. I’m starting to think Wenger has lost it. #Arsenal
— Kyle Horstman (@K_Horstman) August 21, 2016
After Alexis Sanchez, the best winger at arsenal is Joel Campbell. Really really annoying that he’s gone out on loan
— Kofi Anin (@My_Name_Is_K) August 21, 2016
Arsenal need to show Campbell some respek; the kids talented and all they do is loan him out kmt
— Arsene Wenger (@_masamba) August 21, 2016
Gooners were also shocked that the club were willing to let Campbell go, while the likes of Theo Walcott, Yaya Sanogo and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are still at the Emirates. Many of them failed to see the logic behind the move, and unequivocally stated that the Costa Rican was surely better than Walcott.
Players worse than Campbell still at #Arsenal
— AFC4LYF (@mrj_gooner) August 21, 2016
— Valon Demiri (@CheValon1) August 21, 2016
The fact we keep Walcott and loan Joel Campbell makes me sick
— Bailey. (@GunnersChief) August 21, 2016
Joel Campbell has joined Sporting Lisbon on a season long loan. Incredible that Theo is still @Arsenal
— The Gold Cannon (@TheGoldCannon) August 21, 2016
The fuck are Arsenal loaning Campbell out for???? Yet Walcott & Chamberlain live on. Dreadful.
— Tom (@TomL_1904) August 21, 2016
We’ve loaned out Joel Campbell? But we still have Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott on the books… What is going on at Arsenal? #WengerOut
— Jamie Clark (@jamieadamclark) August 21, 2016
Don’t understand how Arsenal can keep Walcott and Ox but loan out Campbell doesn’t make sense
— Harrison (@Harrison6821) August 21, 2016
Theo Walcott over Joel Campbell is the funniest joke to ever happen at Arsenal after we signed Silvestre.
Am so disappointed
— Mohamed ELNneny (@ELNnenyM) August 21, 2016
Campbell and Monreal were the 2 most underrated players last season. Walcott was the worst player last season….where’s the logic Wenger??
— FFS Sanogo (@ffsSanogo) August 21, 2016
Scratching my head at Wenger’s decision to loan out Joel Campbell (one of our best players last season) and keep the useless donkey Walcott.
— – (@Wheeler__AFC) August 21, 2016