Joel Campbell
Joel Campbell has been heavily linked with Palermo but appears ready to stay at ArsenalGetty

Joel Campbell is committed to staying at Arsenal this season, according to his agent, despite being heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates.

Campbell, 23, signed a new contract with the Gunners in January but went on to spend the second half of last season on loan in Spain with Villarreal.

Another loan move has been mooted for the forward but Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion claims he is reluctant to accept another temporary switch. That hesitancy has reportedly seen Serie A outfit Palermo enter talks over a permanent move for Campbell, only for their offer to fall short of Arsenal's €10m (£7.1m, $11.1m) asking price, Tutto Sport claims.

Campbell announced his return to training on Twitter this week and although he is likely to remain far down on Arsene Wenger's attacking pecking order, his agent has suggested he will stay where he is.

"He always has a market in major European leagues, but he renewed with Arsenal in January and then after the transfer to Villarreal went back to the club," Batica Joaquim told La Nacion.

Arsenal, who stumbled to a 2-0 defeat in their opening Premier League clash with West Ham United on 9 August, currently have the options of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck at centre forward.

The Gunners however remain heavily linked with a move for Real Madrid start Karim Benzema. Despite both the France international and Wenger playing down talk of a move, the Daily Mail claim the manager has been given the all-clear to launch a £45m bid for the striker.

Despite the ongoing reports, Wenger remains distant to the idea of a major arrival at the club before the transfer window closes, telling reporters after the loss to West Ham: If an exceptional solution turns up, we'll do it [enter the transfer market]. But after a defeat like that, it's important not always to think we take a solution from outside."