Blow for Arteta as Diego Costa Turns His Back at Arsenal, Wants a Reunion With Former Teammate at Chelsea

Blow for Arteta as Diego Costa Turns His Back at Arsenal, Wants a Reunion With Former Teammate at Chelsea

Ibitoye Shittu
January 18, 2022 at 7:11 PM
  • Premier League side Arsenal may likely not sign Diego Costa as the Spanish footballer is interested in move to Corinthians
  • The former Chelsea striker is said to be interested in moving back to Brazil and have reunion with Willian
  • Willian recently made a sensational return to Brazilian club Corinthians and has played nine games so far

Diego Costa has reportedly confirmed his interest to reunite with former Chelsea teammate Willian at Brazilian club Corinthians which is a blow for those in charge of Arsenal.

Following his decision to terminate his contract at Atletico Mineiro, the 33-year-old Diego Costa is now a free agent and has been linked with a return back to the Premier League.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa in action. Photo by Pedro Vilela
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Many clubs are said to have shown interest in the signing of Diego Costa with the Spaniard reported to have held informal talks with Arsenal chiefs.

According to the latest news on Sun and Evening Standard, Diego Costa wants to explore the chance of playing again with Willian by moving to Corinthians.

When did Willian join Corinthians?

After spending only a season at Arsenal netting 1 goal, Willian decided to leave the Emirates stadium and joined Corinthians before the start of the ongoing season and has featured in 9 games.

What was Diego Costa's achievement at Chelsea?

Diego Costa left the Stamford Bridge club with an overall record of 58 Premier League goals in 120 appearances over three seasons at Stamford Bridge, where he won the title twice.

Former Arsenal star confesses he moved to Barcelona because Of the money

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song revealed he moved to Barcelona from the Emirates club just for the money.

The Cameroonian was bought to the Gunners in 2006 from then-Ligue 1 outfit Bastia and made a total of 133 appearances for Arsenal scoring a total of just seven goals.

Song was never lucky with Gunners in terms of winning silverware as the midfielder could only manage a Runners up medal in the League Cup in his eight-year stay at the London club.

The Cameroonian would however seek for greener pastures abroad when he sealed a £15million move to Barcelona from the Emirates stadium in 2012.

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