Arsenal agree to sign Costa Rica striker Campbell

London: Arsenal have agreed to sign Costa Rica`s teenage striker Joel Campbell from Deportivo Saprissa.

"Joel Campbell has already shown he is a player with great ability," manager Arsene Wenger told the London club`s website on Friday. "We look forward to the formalities of the transfer being completed."

The 19-year-old has made six full international appearances, scoring twice. He grabbed two goals on his debut in a 5-0 win over Cuba at this year`s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Deportivo have won the Costa Rican Premier League a record 29 times.

Arsenal begin their Premier League season away to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Bureau Report