Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has stated he is ready to extend his stay at Real Betis, beyond the end of this season.

The 20-year-old Costa Rican, who joined Arsenal from native side Saprissa in 2011, is yet to receive a work permit to play in England and is currently on a season-long loan at the Spanish outfit.

Joel Campbell

Campbell has already made 18 La Liga appearances this season, with two goals and two assists to his name. The youngster says he is enjoying life in Spain and that he would like to continue with Real Betis, who are seventh in the table, fighting for a place in next season's Europa League.

"I feel very comfortable and have identified with the team and people of Betis. I love the city, and if I have to stay I am available. Hopefully we will be in Europe too," the striker said.

However, Campbell also feels going back to Arsenal and fighting for a spot in Arsene Wenger's line-up would not necessarily be a bad idea either.

"I do not deny that I would love to show what I have in a team like Arsenal," the player added.

Betis had earlier revealed they are looking to extend Campbell's stay for at least one more season and have organised negotiations with the Gunners.

"We are advancing the negotiations to reach an agreement. 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," said Betis coach Pepe Mel.

Campbell, who has seven goals from 20 senior appearances for Costa Rica, had spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Lorient. With Arsenal being linked with summer moves for a host of forwards, including Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic and Barcelona's David Villa, the chances of Campbell finding regular football at the Emirates in the next couple of years look slim.