Why Diego Costa is being linked with Arsenal – but what else could he be up to?

Diego Costa, the world’s top scorer last season, has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer.

The Brazilian has been heavily linked with the Emirates Stadium as the club seek to strengthen in the transfer market following the departure of Luis Suarez and the departure from the Emirates of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The former Brazil star had a season-long loan at the Emirates last season and has been widely tipped to leave in the coming weeks.

What is it about Costa that could make Arsenal so keen?

He scored 52 goals last season in Serie A, which was more than any other player in the league, and is widely considered one of the best strikers in the world.

At 28, Costa is in a prime position to leave for a club that is currently in the process of strengthening its squad and a move for him would be a big coup for Arsene.

At 6ft 1in, Costa has the height to compete with strikers like Sergio Aguero and Aaron Ramsey, and his pace is already a threat to any defender.

However, he is more likely to land in the Premier League, where he has scored seven goals and assists in 15 appearances.

How could Arsenal help Costa?

Arsenal would be in good position to secure Costa as a player and a key member of their squad if they do manage to sign the striker.

He is highly valued by the club, who would be able to offer him an extension and provide the Brazilian with the best possible opportunity to play for the Gunners.

Arsenal are currently one of Europe’s most expensive clubs and they could offer Costa a new deal that would allow him to continue playing for the club he loves.

Would he be willing to sign for Arsenal?

The fact that Costa is currently at a club in England means he is unlikely to go anywhere else.

However if he did choose to join Arsenal, it would certainly mean a big boost for the English Premier League.

The club would have the best squad in Europe and Costa would be an ideal addition to the squad that already includes Alexis Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott.

Would Costa be the right signing?

If Costa did sign for the Emirates, he would be the best option to help Arsenal in their quest to improve their squad and become contenders for the Champions League.

He would also help the club strengthen their position in the Champions Cup.