Joel Campbell has told Arsene Wenger to make a decision on his Arsenal future and suggested he is open to a move to Real Sociedad, despite having signed a new deal to keep him at the Emirates Stadium in January.
The Costa Rica international was signed as one for the future in 2011. He spent the following three seasons on loan at Lorient, Real Betis and Olympiakos, at first due to work permit issues but later to aid his development.
Following Costa Rica's impressive 2014 World Cup campaign Wenger decided to give Campbell a chance in Arsenal's first team, but after barely playing during the first part of the 2014/15 season he forced a loan move to La Liga.
David Moyes tried to lure him to Real Sociedad, but instead he went to Villarreal as part of the deal that saw Gabriel Paulista joining the Gunners.
As his contract was due to expire on 30 June, Wenger made him sign a new deal before moving to El Madrigal – presumably to stop him leaving on a Bosman in the summer.
Campbell now looks even more eager to leave The Gunners, aware as he is that his playing time is still going to be limited.
Real Sociedad sporting director Loren confirmed earlier this week that Moyes had earmarked him as a top priority for the mercato.
"[Signing Campell] 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."
The player has urged Arsenal to make a decision, suggesting he would be open to a move.
"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," Campbell said, quoted by Diario Vasco.