New signing Joel Campbell is to join FC Lorient on loan for the 2011/12 season, while young forward Gilles Sunu has completed a permanent move to the French side.

The 19-year-old Costa Rica international Campbell has played two seasons at senior level in his native Primera Division with Deportivo Saprissa and on loan at Puntarenas, making a total of eight league appearances. He heads to Ligue 1 to gain further first-team experience this term.

Gilles Sunu (20) joins Lorient on a permanent basis, having spent the latter half of the 2010/11 campaign on loan with Christian Gourcuff’s side.

The former French youth International joined Arsenal in the summer of 2007, emerging as a key player in the 2009 FA Youth Cup-winning team.

He made his first-team debut in a Carling Cup win over West Bromwich Albion in 2009/10, before coming on as a substitute in the UEFA Champions League match against Olympiacos in Athens later that term. He was a member of the France side that won the European Under-19 Championships in July 2010.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club would like to wish both Campbell and Sunu well in Northern France, and thank Gilles for his contribution to the Club.

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