The north London side have been linked with an audacious move for the in-form Atletico Madrid striker, but don’t hold your breath….
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It is widely acknowledged that Arsenal have been over-relying on Olivier Giroud as their lone frontman this season, with little to no confidence in the abilities of Nicklas Bendtner as a back-up.
With the January transfer window just around the corner, do not be surprised to see the current Premier League leaders add a centre forward to their contingent.
The likelihood of it being Diego Costa? Rather slim.
Goal.com have today stated that Arsenal will be sending scouts to watch the in-form attacker play in Atletico Madrid’s next two games at the Vicente Calderon, and are weighing up a January raid.
The report states that the former Liverpool target has a release clause in his contract, and that Arsenal will spend upwards of £30 million on the striker in the new year.
There are a number of reasons that this is simply not going to happen. Firstly, the likelihood of Atletico, who are challenging for the La Liga title for the first time in 15 years, allowing their star man to leave in January is little-to-none.
Costa has just signed a new contract with the club in the summer, spurning the chance to move to England in the process.
With the player’s decision to play for Spain internationally, a move away from La Liga is only going to take him out of Vicente Del Bosque’s limelight, while his form for Atletico was what has allowed him to represent the world champions.
Finally, Arsenal would threaten ostracising Giroud with the purchase of a big-name striker. Expect the Gunners to sign someone on loan, or a young player that will be relatively content as second-choice with the ability to grow into a top star.
Rubbish rating: Wrong on so many levels
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