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On-loan Arsenal star Joel Campbell shines in Spain

Published on Dec 3, 2012 6:53 AM
Betis' Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell (right) vies with Deportivo Coruna's Portuguese midfielder Bruno Gama during the Spanish league football match Deportivo vs Betis at Riazor's Stadium in Coruna, on Dec 2, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Joel Campbell showed what Arsenal are missing this season with his sweetly struck shot giving Real Betis a 3-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Sunday.

The on-loan 20-year-old curled a 25-yard effort into the top corner to put Betis clear in fourth place and demonstrate the talent of a winger who is still raw around the edges.

Campbell moved from Saprissa in his native Costa Rica to Arsenal in 2011 but was first loaned out to French side FC Lorient before joining Betis last summer.

Although blessed with pace and plenty of natural ability his performances have been erratic but he made the most of his chance against Deportivo with Juan Carlos injured in left midfield.

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