Joel Campbell is stepping up training as he nears a return from a knee injury.

It’s been a frustrating season for Campbell as he’s had to deal with a few injuries.

Loaned to Real Betis in the summer, he was expected to be a regular member of the first team, but has struggled with a knee injury.

News has been better for him this week, as he’s stepped-up his training, according to Estadio Deportivo.

Betis manager Quique Setien has said that the Costa Rican is feeling good, and should rejoin the first team squad shortly.

“Campbell has been feeling good in the last two weeks,” Setien said.

“He’s quite motivated but he has not joined the main group yet. He’ll be back shortly.”

Campbell has played just 89 minutes of football in La Liga this season, but does have a goal and an assist to his name.

The 25-year-old is a favourite at Betis, and will be hoping to make another strong impression ahead of the summer.

His contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season, and there’s very little chance he’ll be offered a new one.

His release would end seven years on Arsenal’s books.

He’s managed just 40 appearances in that time, as has been loaned out on six occasions.