Joel Campbell wants Arsenal stay to 'keep fighting for my dream'

Arsenal forward Joel Campbell sees his future at the club even if he is faced with competition for his place in the starting XI.

Campbell, 23, has recently enjoyed a run in Arsene Wenger's side, making seven appearances in all competitions and scoring his first Arsenal goal in October's 3-0 win over Swansea.

The Costa Rica international, who signed for the Gunners from Saprissa in 2011, currently has no interest in a move away from Emirates Stadium.

He told IBTimes UK: "No [I didn't want to move]. I'm here at Arsenal, I am very happy. I keep fighting for my dream and I think I still have a long-term future here.

"Obviously a player always wants to play but in a team which has so many quality players like Arsenal, you need to be patient and taking the chance when it arrives."

Campbell has been given a chance in the first team following injuries suffered by Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Asked if he feels he has done enough to keep his place in the team when those stars return, he said: "In football, you never know."

"I try to do my best and then the manager will decide who plays. I am trying to take the opportunity but then the manager has to assess how I'm doing," he said.

"I'm happy [for having played again against Tottenham] but we wanted to win. I'm still working and trying to seize the opportunities that the boss is giving me. Every opportunity is invaluable to me and I am trying to give my best."