The Chelsea striker Diego Costa dropped a bombshell yesterday when he claimed that Blues’ boss Antonio Conte had sent him a text message saying that his services are no longer required at Stamford Bridge, further going on to state that he is looking for a new club after clearly being told by his manager that he does not have any part in the plans for next season.
So with Costa now available, could Arsenal move in for the Spaniard with a cheeky bid? In all honesty, I would not mind having him at Arsenal. Looking over all the animosity us Arsenal fans have with Costa, there is no denying that the Blues’ hitman is one of the best strikers out there. Apart from being physically imposing and having a great eye for goal, the player also carries the attitude of a winner.
Moreover, he has proven himself in the Premier League and has shown that he is very capable of leading a team to the title. Besides, a move to a rival club might well be appealing considering that Costa may be a little spiteful for the way Conte conveyed the information to him. Despite all his problems with discipline, I believe Wenger can manage that as he’s done with numerous players over the years.
With Chelsea communicating that the player is not required and Costa making a statement that he is looking for a club, it is unlikely that Chelsea will slap an exorbitant price tag on him. While it is uncertain whether Chelsea will sell to a direct rival and whether Costa will be willing to sacrifice Champions League football, the sheer quality of the player should be enough to warrant at least an inquiry from Arsenal.
I would love to see him score a hat-trick against the Blues!