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Arsenal striker Joel Campbell signs on loan for Sporting Lisbon

FOOTBALL By Reuters | August 22nd 2016
Jul 28, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; Arsenal forward Joel Campbell (28) plays the ball during the MLS All-Star game between the MLS All-Star Team and Arsenal at Avaya Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has joined Sporting on a season-long loan, the Portuguese club said on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Costa Rica international, who scored three goals in 19 Premier League games for the Gunners last season, is a versatile player who can play across the front line.

It is his fifth loan since joining Arsenal, following earlier spells at Lorient, Real Betis, Olympiacos and Villarreal.

Arsenal, who have taken just one point from their opening two Premier League games, are expected to sign a new striker before the close of the transfer window at the end of the month.

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