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Arsenal confirm Joel Campbell Betis switch

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Arsenal have confirmed Joel Campbell's exit from the club on a season-long loan deal.

Costa Rica international Campbell will join Real Betis for the 2012/13 season, confirmed by the Spanish club last week.

Now Arsenal have officially announced the 20-year-old's departure, marking his second loan spell away from Emirates Stadium. The striker spent last season at Lorient, where he made 25 appearances.

Arsenal will hope he gains valuable first-team football, which he is unlikely to enjoy in North London this year, following the captures of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

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