Joel Campbell
Joel Campbell wants to leave Arsenal for Real Sociedad Getty Images

Joel Campbell has called Arsene Wenger to tell the Arsenal manager he wants to move to Real Sociedad this summer, reports in Spain claim.

The Costa Rica international has failed to establish himself at the Emirates Stadium since his arrival in 2011.

The 22-year-old versatile forward spent three seasons on loan at Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiakos before returning to the north London club in the summer of 2014 following an impressive World Cup campaign with his national team.

But after being exiled by Wenger during the first part of the 2014-15 season, the French manager once again sent him on loan to Villarreal as part of the deal that saw Gabriel Paulista join the Gunners during the January transfer window.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, the Costa Rica international has given up on his dream to play for the Premier League giants and recently called Wenger to make his move to Real Sociedad happen this summer after the club's sporting director met with his agent earlier in June.

The Spanish publication claimed Campbell told Wenger of his intention to leave although the deal will not be easy as Arsenal are not ready to sell him on the cheap – while David Moyes's side cannot afford a lucrative deal either.

The former Manchester United manager tried to secure Campbell's services during the January transfer window and the club sporting director, Loren, had already confirmed earlier last week they will renew their attempt this summer.

He said: "[Signing Campbell] is not easy. He is a player with a high value and Arsenal are not quick in negotiations. We have an interest in him and the boss wants him, but we have to work with patience. The player has already expressed his desire to come here and now we have to find the formula to make it financially possible."

Campbell later responded by suggesting he would be also open to a move while saying: "It is something that is not in my hands but in the hands of the club I belong to. It makes me proud that such an important club as Real Sociedad values me."

And, according to AS, the forward has made another step to make the move.