Joel Campbell scored his first goal for Arsenal against Swansea and although the forward admitted he had to wait for his big moment, he was happy with his achievement.
The Costa Rican hasn’t had the easiest ride at Arsenal. Since joining in 2011, he firstly had trouble getting a work permit and then continued to be loaned out to the likes of Olympiacos and Villarreal.
Many expected the 23-year-old to leave during the summer after failing to secure regular playing time in the first team but, for whatever reason, he stayed and finally got a Premier League start against Swansea due to the Ox being injured.
After a long wait, the forward finally netted a superb goal and was happy afterwards.
“I’m very happy,” he said.
“I had to wait for this moment and now we have to keep working to strengthen our team.
“I’m very happy but the important thing is the team wins. We had a good game so we have to keep going and prepare for the next game against Bayern Munich.”
He added, “The fans were incredible. They supported us the whole game and it was very important for us.”
Campbell’s overall performance against the Swans was fantastic. His work rate and desire to win back the ball made him a huge asset.
Hopefully he can go on to score many more.