Joel Campbell has been offered a chance to play for Galatasaray next season as he has no place at Arsenal under Unai Emery.

During a meeting with Arsene Wenger, who has been in Turkey with David Dein, Galatasaray apparently enquired about the health of Joel Campbell after an injury-plagued season at Real Betis.

Wenger reportedly gave a glowing report about the Costa Rican who seemed unable to do enough to convince Wenger to give him a chance at Arsenal.

Gala are said to be in the market for a left-footed winger specifically and Campbell would no doubt be happy to turn out for a club of their stature.

The Costa Rican striker endured a tough season on loan during the last campaign.

Plagued by injuries, he managed only 232 minutes of football for Real Betis. That being said, although he only played 209 minutes in La Liga, he still managed two goals and one assist.

Thankfully, for him, he returned to fitness in time for the summer’s festival of football.

“My future, I go step by step,” Campbell told La Naicon.

SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 28: Joel Campbell #28 of Arsenal FC kicks the ball up field against the MLS All-Stars during the first half of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Avaya Stadium on July 28, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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“The World Cup is a showcase because it is the most important tournament on the planet and we all have the opportunity to show what we can do, but if we do it as a team, it will be better for us all to benefit.

“The truth is that I take this quote [about interest in him from Turkey] in peace.

“I have experience, I am calm, I know there’s a lot of demand, but I do not go crazy and I know what I do to help my teammates.”

Galatasaray’s manager, Fatih Terim, who met with Wenger, wants to sign both Campbell and Emre Mor.

Campbell’s fee and wages, however, could be a problem for the Turkish side, who know that he will not come cheap.

The player would seem to finally be coming to the end of his time as an Arsenal player.

Unable to find a slot in the side under Arsene Wenger, despite impressing when given the chance at the Emirates, Campbell has been shunted around on loan since the club signed him seven years ago.

Now 25, Campbell has never moaned about his lot as an Arsenal player. He now deserves the chance to find himself a permanent home where he can finally start to build a career for himself.

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