Joel Campbell
Campbell scored against Manchester United in the Champions League.

West Bromwich Albion boss Pepe Mel has targeted luring Arsenal forward Joel Campbell to The Hawthorns should he remain as manager next season.

The Baggies require just a point from their final three games against Arsenal, Sunderland and Stoke City to ensure survival in the top flight ahead of next term though the club have struggled under the Spaniard's guidance.

Mel arrived in the Premier League with a wealth of experience from Spain where he managed Campbell during his spell at Real Betis in the 2012/13 season and with the club's top tier survival almost assured the boss has put the Arsenal attacker on his summer wishlist.

"Joel Campbell was a player with me at Betis, a very good player and it is possible for the future at West Brom," Mel said.

"He could play here if I stay here. The most important thing now is the next three matches.

"We need an extra point, sure (to avoid relegation). Arsenal, Sunderland and Stoke City (West Brom's remaining opponents) are the most important now."

Campbell is currently in the third loan spell since joining Arsenal permanently in 2011, with Olympiakos where he has enjoyed a successful campaign which included scoring against Manchester United in the Champions League.

The Costa Rica international will have another chance to display his talent at this summer's World Cup and though he may be target for one of their Premier League rivals, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the 21 year old has a future in north London.

"He looks like he has adapted better to the physical side of the European game," he said in February.

"We knew always that he had talent to create something special, but he relied a bit too much on that. He has been with different clubs. He has learned the toughness of the physical part of the European leagues.

"Why not have a future here? We bought him to bring him here, so why not."