Joel Campbell
Joel CampbellReuters

Arsene Wenger has downplayed rumours regarding Joel Campbell's exit, after confirming that the forward figures in his plans for the upcoming season.

According to the Telegraph, AC Milan are looking to send their scouts to monitor the forward during the upcoming Emirates Cup, and are interested in taking him on a season-long loan to the San Siro.

The 22-year-old forward is set to feature for the Gunners in the upcoming Emirates Cup, where Arsenal will face the likes of Benfica and AS Monaco, for what will be their final pre-season preparations before the season begins.

The Costa Rican forward signed for Arsenal in 2011, but has spent the last three seasons on-loan, starting with FC Lorient in France, and the most recent one was spent with Greek club Olympiacos. Milan are hoping they can convince Arsenal to allow him to head on his fourth loan spell.

Campbell, had an impressive season with the Greek champions scoring eight goals in 32 appearances in all competitions, as well as impressing in his country's run to the quarter finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

These performances have seen him courted by plenty of clubs, but with Arsenal unwilling to sell, they are looking at landing him on-loan as he might find it difficult to get regular game time at the Emirates.

However, Arsene Wenger has dismissed all the speculation regarding Campbell's future during his pre-match press conference at the Emirates on Friday.

"Yes, he [Campbell] is part of my plans. He might play tomorrow against Benfica," Wenger said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, the Costa Rican striker is confident that he will be successful in England, and he feels that the experiences of playing in different leagues around Europe will help him succeed in the future.

"The Premier League's the most interesting in the world and I've always wanted to play here. It's my dream. And I believe I'm good enough," Campbell confessed.

"I've played around 100 games in three different divisions in Europe. I played Champions League too.

"I'm confident of being successful in any division in the world," the Arsenal forward added.