Paulo Wanchope: 'Joel Campbell has to maintain form for Arsenal chance'

Costa Rica assistant manager Paulo Wanchope admits that Joel Campbell has his sights set on making an impact at the World Cup to force his way into the Arsenal team.

Costa Rica assistant manager Paulo Wanchope feels that Joel Campbell needs to keep up his good run of form at the World Cup to force his way into the Arsenal team next season.

The 21-year-old put in an excellent display in his side's surprise win over Uruguay on Saturday as he scored his side's first goal and set up the third.

Wanchope revealed that Campbell is now desperate to force his way into the Gunners squad next season, after spending the last campaign on loan at Olympiacos.

"He really wants to go back to Arsenal and play, and I told him that the only way to do that is on the pitch," Wanchope is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

"He did well against Uruguay and I think that he needs to perform even better against Italy and then England to have that chance to go back to Arsenal. I'm sure that Arsene Wenger will have a look at him.

"He will improve. You saw the game. He is capable to play up front or on the sides so he will do well."

Costa Rica face Italy in their next Group D match on Thursday.

Joel Campbell of Costa Rica celebrates scoring his team's first goal with the ball under his jersey as teammates Oscar Duarte and Michael Umana run on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 1
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