Pepe Mel confirms West Brom's interest in Arsenal winger Joe Campbell

Pepe Mel today confirmed his interest in signing Arsenal winger Joel Campbell if he stays as Albion boss.

Arsenal's Joel Campbell a target for Pepe Mel. Pictured here scoring for Olympiakos against Manchester United.
Arsenal's Joel Campbell a target for Pepe Mel. Pictured here scoring for Olympiakos against Manchester United.

Mel, who took the Costa Rica international on loan to Real Betis last season, says Campbell could be “a very good player” for the Baggies.

Campbell joined the Gunners from Deportivo Saprissa in 2011 but has yet to play for Arsene Wenger with the 21-year-old spending time on loan with Lorient, Betis and Olympiacos, where he has played this season.

Mel said: "Joel Campbell was a player with me at Betis, a very good player and it is possible for the future at West Brom. He's a good player for West Brom.

"He could play here if I stay here.

"The most important thing now is the next three matches. We need extra point, sure. Arsenal, Sunderland and Stoke City are the most important now.

"Then I will have a meeting with West Brom.”

Mel is also known to be interested in veteran Betis striker Ruben Castro.

Meanwhile, Mel revealed defender Gareth McAuley faces a fitness test tomorrow on a groin injury ahead of Sunday’s trip to Arsenal.

The Northern Ireland international has missed the games against Manchester City and West Ham but trained for the first time today.

Zoltan Gera, Steven Reid and Liam Ridgewell are all ruled out.

Comments for: "Pepe Mel confirms West Brom's interest in Arsenal winger Joe Campbell"

Jackett the Hat

Very nicey tictac on only English speak when take point señor Mel. When lose, speak only with language hombre. Better than boss man, he no speak ever!

CantelloRocket 78

Jackettinio-

any reason you're tryin' to do a diabolical impersonation of The Lone Ranger's mate, Tonto??

Yet another candidate for TV's 'Bilston's got no talent', eh..... ??

Jack the Hat

Jackett the Hat,

You must have a very high degree in Dinglish, are you referring to the daft language the Dog-Heads speak?.

Just guessing mind.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

PaigntonBaggie

Soneone from Albion confirms interest in a player before we actually sign him. . . . Wow, times are changing!

Jack the Hat

Good choice Pepe, the sooner Sinclair is shipped out the better, he is as much use as using lard to glue wood together. Yes we need to finish as high as possible but I have been celebrating our stay in the top flight for a week now and if I was a betting man, this time next week I would be a millionaire.

Nota Bene Senor Mel, mas Baggees esperanza a usted quedarse.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Jack.

That sounds like a real cry from the heart, I'm guessing that at some time in the dim and distant past you tried using lard to glue wood together.