Arsenal and Chelsea have swapped a number of players over the years, and it seems one former player to have represented both clubs has told the north London outfit to get their hands on another former Blues star.
William Gallas has suggested that Diego Costa could be a great additon to Mikel Arteta’s squad as he feels the current free agent would add some muchn-needed “character” to the squad at the Emirates Stadium.
Of course, the Spain international striker is available on a free transfer this winter as he had his contract with Atletico Madrid terminated early – maybe he can use his time wisely and play at the best USA online casino he can find?
It is easy to understand why Gallas feels the forward could be a great addition for Arsenal, as the striker has proven he can be incredibly prolific in English football.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, Costa managed to score a host of goals and was a star for the Blues between 2014 and 2017.
The Frenchman believes Arteta could do worse than his fellow compatriot, as he feels he could provide them with the cutting edge and give them the firepower that they have struggled to find this season.
The former defender told PlayOJO: “He would bring character to the squad. He just wants to win games.
“If his team-mate doesn’t play well, he will shout at them during the game and sometimes I think this is good. Sometimes, when I’m watching Arsenal, they don’t show any reaction when they concede, and someone like Costa will shout to the guys ‘Wake up!’, which can boost the players.
“If he comes to Arsenal, he will cause a lot of problems for defenders but it might also mean Alexandre Lacazette going on the bench again.”
Gallas has also lept to the defence of Nicolas Pepe. Although he acknowledges that the Ivorian winger is not in the best form – which can be awful when playing Australian online pokies – he stated the transfer fee was not the player’s fault and the pressure it has caused is to blame more than anything else.
He added: “Who put the money on the table for Pepe? It wasn’t Pepe. Arsenal decided to put £72m on the table.
“Football is crazy now. If you play well for a few games, your value goes up and clubs put crazy money on the table. Right now, Pepe isn’t convincing anyone so now I hope this is a lesson to football clubs not to spend crazy money on players. People were surprised when they saw £72m on the table for Pepe, but it wasn’t his fault. It was the fault of the club.”
Gallas also had a few words to share about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his performances this season, suggesting that the striker could be tired, but is sure he will return to his best soon enough: “For the last few years, Aubameyang played very well for Arsenal, but at the moment, his performances haven’t been at the top.
“Maybe he is tired. As a striker you can change people’s mind very quickly, you just need to score then everyone will forget the poor performances.
“Since he signed the contract, his performances haven’t been the same. At the moment he’s not in good shape but I’m sure he will come back, so I say don’t be too hard on him.”