Joel Campbell has expressed joy at scoring his first goal for the Arsenal after making his first Premier League start in Saturday’s 3-0 win against Swansea.
Much of the talk in the lead-up to this match had revolved around who would start on the right flank – and in the absence of Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, it was Campbell who got the nod for his first-ever Premier League start – and just his 15th appearance in Arsenal colors.
The Costa Rica international who claimed the final goal with a well-taken finish was delighted to get off the mark, but insists the team’s performance was more important.
“I’m very happy. I had to wait for this moment and now we have to keep working to strengthen our team.
“I’m very happy but the important thing is the team wins. We had a good game so we have to keep going and prepare for the next game against Bayern Munich.
“The fans were incredible. They supported us the whole game and it was very important for us.” Campbell told Arsenal Player.
Olivier Giroud scored Arsenal’s 2,000th goal under Arsène Wenger on the way to a highly-impressive victory at Swansea City and just as the pressure was starting to build from the host, Koscielny gave Arsenal some breathing room as he forced the ball over the line from close range.
Campbell then capped off a highly-encouraging individual performance when he scored his first-ever Premier League goal after fine build-up play as the Arsene Wenger’s men underlined their credentials with a ruthless performance that perfectly sets things up for the big trip to Munich.