With Diego Costa looking like he’s going to leave Chelsea this summer, Arsenal fans reacted to the thought of potentially bringing him to north London.

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  • Arsenal fans discuss whether controversial striker is worth it

Since signing for Chelsea three years ago, Costa has definitely made his mark on the Premier League.

Not only has the striker helped the Blues to the Premier League title twice and scored 58 goals in all competitions, he’s managed to make enemies with just about everyone in England who’s not a Chelsea fan.

Despite being a decent enough striker, the ’28’-year-old has become more well known for his diving, cheating and blatant thuggery on the pitch.

Therefore, when one or two Gooners questioned whether Arsenal should look at signing him from their London rivals, the answer was a resounding ‘no’.

“lmao have some self respect,” said one Reddit user, which summed up the general consensus.

While another attempted to make a case for the Spain international, saying, “He’s borderline world class, obviously he’s not on the level of [Robert Lewandowski], [Luis] Suarez etc. But he’s just below, and if you watch him play he’s pretty much always causing problems for defenders and creating space for others even when he doesn’t score.

“He’s lead Chelsea to the title twice. If we got him and a good CM, we’d definitely challenge.”

And another retorted, “Possible, but I don’t really think so. It’s not as simple as putting x player in x team and it suddenly becoming a winning formula. Just looking at how Chelsea set up in a 343 and what players they have vs. the players we have in the same area you can see why Costa gets a lot of goals. As I said, if he were more consistent he’d be world class. He would score almost 30 a season.”

Over on Twitter, however, Arsenal fans didn’t appear quite as opposed to signing the controversial star.


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