Until yesterday, many hadn’t heard the name of Arsenal player Joel Campbell. He joined the Gunners in 2011 as a low-key signing and was immediately sent back on loan. Since then, two-and-a-half years have passed, the player is seen nowhere near the vicinity of the Emirates.
But, the youngster probably has etched his name in the bracket of cult-hero status after he scored a sensational goal against Manchester United in the Champions League.
It was his eighth goal of the season for Olympiakos, but definitely the most important goal of his this far – a goal, he will remember forever. Not only his goal has earned his side a 2-0 victory, but has taken his team on the brink of a quarter final berth since 1999.
Arsenal fans took twitter to congratulate Campbell, while many said that he should be recalled next season, as that goal proved that he is ready to wear the Arsenal shirt. Let us check some of the tweets.
What a massive goal that is for Joel Campbell. That should remind Arsene that he is ready for the Arsenal.
— Mario Pereira (@Rio_10s) February 26, 2014
Some Arsenal fans probably only came to know Joel Campbell was their loanee after the goal yesterday and suddenly he’s the biggest prospect
— Obeito Billz (@Slim4blues) February 26, 2014
Joel campbell gunned down MU with a lovely strike.. Arsenal striker problem seems solved..
— muktia agus bsbs (@muktiabsbs) February 26, 2014
Joel Campbell, you beauty
— Dale Rothwell (@DaleRothwell2) February 26, 2014
— Andrew Chilakalaka (@Khungwa_Andy) February 26, 2014
They say that the real stars perform in big games. Safe to say Joel Campbell is giving a damn fine account of himself.
— Chris (@Piresque) February 26, 2014
I believe United will be little bit confused tonight. They thought Joel Campbell was a defender Rooney dived over in 2004.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) February 25, 2014
Keep Joel Campbell at Arsenal next season please, Arsene.
— Tom (@FourFourTom) February 25, 2014
Take a bow, Joel Campbell. Costa Rican just scored a golazo to pummel Man United. Olympiacos 2, United 0.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) February 25, 2014
Let us know thoughts on Joel Campbell’s performance last night. Do you think he is ready for Arsenal? Or is it just another emotional outburst?