Real Betis are currently holding a talks with Arsenal officials as they attempt to extend the loan deal of striker Joel Campbell for another season.
The Costa Rica international is currently at the Spanish side on a season-long loan and it seems that he has suitably impressed. Campbell has yet to play a single game for Arsenal and should a deal be agreed then it would be his third consecutive season away from the Emirates.
Campbell was signed from Costa Rican club Deprtivo Saprissa in the summer of 2011 but was immediately loaned to FC Lorient so that he could gain a work permit. He scored three goals in Ligue 1 and made a total of 26 appearances in all competitions for the French side.
The 20-year-old was once again loaned out for the season last summer and he has since gone on to make 17 league appearances for Real Betis, scoring two goals, who are currently in seventh place, just three points off fourth.
Now the coach of Betis, Pep Mel, has confirmed that he has opened talks with Arsenal in order to try and secure his services until the summer of 2014.
"We are advancing the negotiations to reach an agreement," he told Estadio Deportivo, as reported in the Mail.
"This won't be easy, but we want to speak in London with clarity and to agree a new loan. I believe that it will be positive for all parties."
While Campbell has so far been unable to show his quality to the Arsenal fans, he has an impressive record for his country and, despite his young age, has already made 20 appearances for Costa Rica.
The striker has scored seven international goals and is expected to play a major role during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers where he has already scored twice.