Joel Campbell
Joel Campbell admits he is unsure where his future lies. [Reuters]

Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell admits that he is unsure where his future lies after spending the last two seasons away from the Emirates, first in France and then in Spain.

The Costa Rica international was signed by the Gunners back in the summer of 2011 but was instantly loaned to FC Lorient where he scored three goals in his 25 league appearances. He then spent last season at Real Betis where he managed just two goals but won plenty of plaudits for performances in his 28 league games.

Campbell has most recently been linked with a possible move to West Ham United who are said to be looking for a new striker to partner Andy Caroll after Carlton Cole failed to earn a new contract and was allowed to leave the club.

The Hammers could face competition from Premier League new boys Crystal Palace who, according to reports on, have also shown an interest in signing the 21 year old.

The Arsenal striker admits that he is unsure where he will be playing his club football next season but feels it will be in either Spain or England.

"I'm still not sure which team I'm going to play for, I could stay in Spain or go to the Premier League," Capbell told "There is no way I can lose because they are the two most important leagues in the world."

Despite being linked with West Ham and Palace, Campbell is still confident that he will one day represent Arsenal who failed to obtain a work permit for the striker when he first joined from Costa Rican side Deportivo Sprissa.

"At the moment I am enjoying my football," added Campbell. "When God wants it, I will play for Arsenal. I am very calm. I am 21 years old and I am still gaining experience."

West Ham do have a good relationship with Arsenal having loaned Marouane Chamakh last season, and the Gunners may feel that be loaning Campbell on the short term to a Premier League side they will have a better understanding of his potential.