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Campbell calls time on seven-year Arsenal stay

Campbell struggled to nail down a starting spot at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger. Credit: PA

Joel Campbell has called time on his seven-year career with Arsenal to join Serie A club Frosinone.

The Costa Rica forward, now 26, joined Arsenal from Deportivo Saprissa in August 2011 but only made 40 first-team appearances, instead spending most of his time on the Gunners' books on loan at Lorient, Olympiakos, Villarreal, Sporting Lisbon and Real Betis.

He did score three Premier League goals for Arsenal, all in the 2015-16 season when he made 19 appearances.

On Friday Arsenal announced Campbell had moved to Frosinone, who won the Serie B play-off final last season, on a permanent transfer.

A statement on read: "We would like to thank Joel for his contribution to the club and wish him well for the future."

Arsenal's Maitland-Niles ruled out for six to eight weeks

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Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles has suffered a "small fracture" to his left leg and will be out for six to eight weeks, Arsenal have announced.

Maitland-Niles, 20, had been expected to a regular in the first-team squad this season following a promising previous campaign.

However, after suffering the injury during the first half of the opening Premier League match against Manchester City, Maitland-Niles could now be set for up to two months of rehabilitation.

Arsenal lost 2-0 against champions City in new head coach Unai Emery's first league game in charge.

The Gunners head to Chelsea on Saturday, and provided an injury update on Thursday morning, ahead of Emery's scheduled press conference.

Arsenal reported left-back Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck were both "in full training", so should come into contention for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Defender Carl Jenkinson is, however, also expected to be out for six to eight weeks after he "sustained a significant sprain to his right ankle", the club confirmed, which is likely to mean the player will not be leaving on loan to a Sky Bet Championship club.

Sead Kolasinac should return to training from his knee problem in October, while club captain Laurent Koscielny continues his recovery from Achilles surgery.


Team news: Arsenal v Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne is back in contention for Man City. Credit: PA

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will be hoping Aaron Ramsey is fit for his first game in charge as Premier League champions Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Ramsey, whose contract expires at the end of the season, suffered a slight calf injury but has returned to training and could be fit to take his place in the Gunners side.

Sead Kolasinac (knee) and Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) are definitely out as summer arrivals Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi all push to make their competitive debuts.

Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are back in contention for Manchester City's Premier League opener at Arsenal.

The pair missed the Community Shield last week after returning to training late following the World Cup. Playmaker David Silva could also feature after sitting out at Wembley and goalkeeper Ederson will return.

Forward Riyad Mahrez could make his league debut for the club following his £60million summer move from Leicester.

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