Joel Campbell
Joel Campbell ready to quit club during the January transfer window Getty

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell is reportedly ready to force a move away from Arsenal after getting frustrated with the lack of playing time this season.

According to the Mirror, the Costa Rican international is fed up with life at the Emirates Stadium and is keen to find a new club in January, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

Campbell had an impressive World Cup and helped his country reach the quarter-finals for the first time and was tipped to play a major role for the Gunners this season.

Arsene Wenger had also insisted earlier in the summer that the Costa Rican striker was part of his plans for the season, but has not used him as often as the striker would like and he has spent most of the time watching the games from the bench.

The 22-year-old striker has only started one game and made three appearances from the bench, and off-late he has been completely omitted from the squad and this is said to have infuriated the striker.

Campbell was left out of the first-team squad for the games against Burnley and Anderlecht as Wenger chose to bring in the returning Yaya Sanogo ahead of the Costa Rican.

This omission has led to the striker wanting to leave the club in search of more first-team opportunities during the January transfer window.

The Arsenal striker was close to joining Benfica during the final days of the summer transfer window, but the Gunners boss refused to let the striker leave and has faced criticism from the player's agent for doing so.

Campbell joined Arsenal in 2011, but this is his first season with the first-team after spending the last three seasons on loan with Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiacos.