Joel Campbell has expressed his delight at being able to feature more often than ever in Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven.

Despite being tipped for a departure during last summer, Campbell has grown into a key player for the Gunners, making 21 appearances this season at the expense of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The return to fitness of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky could threaten the 23-year-old’s chances of featuring regularly on the right wing.

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However, Campbell, who joined the club in 2011, insists there are no worries thus far.

“I am very happy with the results so far,” he said on Friday. “I have enjoyed quite a few minutes in the last few months. I am really very happy and that makes me work even more to be considered for the team.”

The 23-year-old’s renaissance in Wenger’s team was capped with a man-of-the-match display in the FA Cup third round against Sunderland, where Campbell scored the equaliser in a 3-1 win.

“I have scored three goals and that is important for me, for what I have been doing,” he said. “The most beautiful one was against Sunderland in the FA Cup because my family was there [at the stadium] and that was very special for me.

“The support of the fans is always very important for me as well. I always try to give my best on the pitch each minute I play. That is good for me and for the fans.”

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