There was plenty of excitement around the Emirates when Joel Campbell was signed by the Gunners in 2011, and even shouts from the fans for Wenger to put him in the first team following his displays for Costa Rica during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It should have been seen as a sign last season that Wenger was not enamoured by the 23-year-old after sending him out on loan once more to Villarreal, with it looking like he was finished at Arsenal. The La Liga side however decided not to make the loan a permanent deal and he returned to north London waiting for his big break.
The opportunity presented itself following a series of injuries to Gunners stars which included Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck, and yet despite being given the stage to show what he could do the Costa Rican failed to deliver.
This now appears to be the end of Campbell’s time at the Emirates with us all expecting him to be sold in January if the price is right, while Gunners boss Wenger looks not only to sign a top striker, but make up for not signing a defensive midfielder during the summer, now that Francis Coquelin is out for a minimum of three months.