Two defeats in a week have left Arsenal supporters feeling slightly deflated in the Football Transfer Tavern and today’s Champions League draw hasn’t helped matters.
The Gunners have been again been drawn against current holders Bayern Munich in one of the toughest ties of the round.
Now talk in the tavern has turned to striking reinforcements who could improve Arsene Wenger’s side for the rest of the campaign with the name Diego Costa being mentioned as a possible target.
It soon emerges that one of our punters has read reports from Sports Direct News that suggests Arsenal could pay £30 million to sign Atletico Madrid striker Costa in January.
Wenger’s side still look short of options in attack this season, having suffered a frustrating summer in the transfer market as targets such as Gonzalo Higuain decided against moving to the Emirates Stadium. However the French boss could now move for Costa in January.
Costa was again in the goals yesterday as he struck twice for Atletico to help keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga, and the striker is likely to much sought after when the window opens next month.
However it was thought that Costa would be moving the summer when his £20m release clause could come into act, though it appears that the Gunners are considering to pay over the odds for the La Liga ace as they look save their flagging Premier League title challenge.
Despite having such a strong start to the season, it appears that the lack of squad depth in Wenger’s side is becoming exposed and landing a top quality striker such as Costa would surely be the boost the Gunners need to deliver the first silverware at the Emirates Stadium in over eight years.
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