Joel Campbell faced the media after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. You can read a full transcript of his interview below:
on how he dealt with not playing at the start of the season…Obviously as a player you always want to play, but we have lots of very good players here so you have to be patient and make the most of your opportunity when it comes around.
on which position he prefers…Well, I’m happy playing in any position. I can play centrally, but I feel comfortable on the right too and I just try to do the best job I can.
on whether he wants to leave…No, I’m an Arsenal player and I’m very happy here. I’m fighting to achieve my aims and hope to stay here for a long time.
on whether he has done enough to secure a regular starting place… You never know in football. I’m just focusing on playing and doing as well as I can, then it’s up to the manager to make the decisions.
on what Arsene Wenger has said to him… Just the normal sort of thing. If I’m playing it’s because he has confidence in me so I just try to do the best job I can.
on whether he is grabbing his first-team chance… Yes I’m trying to take advantage of my opportunity but I know that what happens next is up to the manager. As I’ve said, I’m just focusing on playing and performing as well as possible and the rest is up to him.
on the result… Well, we played very well in the second half and did everything we could to equalise. We’re at home and it’s a derby so we wanted to win, but a point is still a positive result.
on Manchester City drawing… We are happy because we’re joint-top with City, but by the same token there’s a long way to go in the league so we need to keep calm and win as many matches as possible.
on fatigue… Well we have the international break now, but in any case we have players coming back from injury and that’s important for the team.
on injuries… That’s football. It’s a contact sport and there are always going to be injuries.
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