There will be football clubs and their managers all over Europe steeling themselves for the opening of the winter transfer window. For Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger, however, the worry is not that another club will come in to take any of the best players, but whether we will be able to bring in the player, or players, that can give the Gunners the extra boost needed to keep going in the race for the Premier League title.
One of those players, the fans hope, is going to be a striker, with Olivier Giroud’s goals having dried up and Arsenal being one injury away from a serious problem. Many fans I know are hoping that Arsenal make a move for the Atletico Madrid man Diego Costa, who has been on fire this season.
According to the director of football at the Spanish club though, Arsenal would be wasting their time. As reported by Sky Sports, Jose Luis Caminero has declared that the 25-year old forward has no intention of leaving his La Liga team. And having fired Atletico into the next round of the Champions League, as well as keeping pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga, you can understand why.
Caminero said, “Right now Costa does not think of leaving, he is contracted to Atletico.
“He has renewed with us which is important. He has shown that he wants to continue at this club.”
There were media reports in the summer that Costa turned down a lucrative move to Liverpool before signing a new deal with Madrid. The lack of Champions League football could have been a factor, but it does look like Arsenal would have to wait until the summer if Costa is the man Wenger wants.
Assuming Costa is not available, who should Arsenal be going for?