Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is willing to try out Joel Campbell next season at Arsenal given the nature of his ascendency in the Greek league.
The forward has been loaned out thrice to different leagues where he has gained a lot of experience but his calibre came to the fore with Olympiacos where he scored a goal to double their lead against Manchester United in the round of 16 stage of the Champions League.
The Costa Rican cored a brilliant curler from outside the box in the left corner, giving goalkeeper David de Gea no chance whatsoever to make amends.
The Gunners are in the market for a striker and his pace and agility will be a major plus for the north London club who can use his attributes to complement Mesut Ozil, who thrives on people running into space ahead of him.
At 21 years old, he has the attributes to grow up into a top striker and Wenger, speaking ahead of their game against Stoke City at the Britannia, insists that he will give him a chance next season to prove his worth.
"I will decide that later. Why not? We bought him to bring him here. He was good, convincing going forward [against Man United]. He looks like he has adapted a bit better to the physical side of the European game," Wenger told www.arsenal.com .
"We always knew that he had the talent to create something special. He did rely a bit too much on that. But he's now been out with three different clubs; he was with Lorient, Real Betis and now Olympiacos. He has learned the toughness of the European leagues," he added.
Meanwhile, Campbell has stressed his desire to prove himself at Arsenal and believes that he is capable enough to making it at the Emirates.
"As soon as Arsenal came, I wanted to join them and I believe I am ready to play for Arsenal next season. I have the capacity to play there and I am only waiting for the opportunity. With hard work I can get there," Campbell said.