Costa is the missing piece at Arsenal

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Arsenal or Chelsea: who represents the best move?

Date: 7th January 2014 at 6:40pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Diego Costa’s rise has been meteoric. From loan spells across various Spanish and Portuguese clubs to talismanic front man of Atletico Madrid, firmly taking over lead scoring duties from Radamel Falcao even before the Colombian had departed for Monaco in the summer. There are clear traces of Diego Simeone in Costa. It could be argued that the Argentine – one of the last winners of the La Liga title with Atletico – was and still is the perfect mentor for the Brazilian-born Spanish international. It would have been easy to cast aside the difficult forward. He’s fiery and provocative; Arda Turan memorably tore into Costa earlier in the season against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup when the striker simply wouldn’t yield to the referee’s warning. Costa incites hatred within his opponents. Real Betis will stand as one of his greater enemies, wherever he ends up in the future. A darker side of the game came to light ... Read More


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