Jamie Carragher questions why Arsenal didn't try to sign Costa

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Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher has revealed that he is confused as to why Arsene Wenger didn’t make a harder push to sign Diego Costa in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Express today carries quotes from the Anfield legend which express his disbelief that the Gunners boss wasn’t in the market to invest in Costa, despite the fact that his squad was bereft of a world-class forward. Last term, similarly to Chelsea, Arsenal struggled to score goals against the big teams thanks to their lack of a top quality forward and Olivier Giroud, although technically superb, hasn’t proven himself to be a 20+ goal-a-season frontman.

Wenger's need for a striker

As such Wenger was expected to address the issue over the course of the summer by enticing a proper striker to the club.

Eventually Danny Welbeck was prised from Manchester United on deadline day, but questions remain over his ability to hit the back of the net on a regular basis, and the signing of Alexis Sanchez gives Arsenal another creative talent rather than a player who will be in and around the box with the sole job of finishing chances.

Carragher criticims

Wenger’s dealings in the transfer market have come under criticism from Carragher as a result, with the ex-defender baffled as to why Wenger didn’t push for a man who is currently leading the Premier League’s Golden Boot race.

“Why wasn’t Wenger in the market for Costa when everyone knew Arsenal needed a proven striker?” Carragher quizzed.

The 36-year-old then also pondered why Chelsea’s Petr Cech wasn’t pursued, as a vast majority of Arsenal fans remain sceptical over the talents of Wojciech Szczesny.

“Why not try to sign Petr Cech, the best goalkeeper in the Premier League last year? Yes, Alexis Sanchez has quality but was he really what Arsenal required?"

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Arsenal’s loss, Chelsea’s gain

Carragher’s ramblings aside the fact remains that Chelsea find themselves in a far better position that Arsenal do.

Costa has instantly found his feet in English football and currently has seven goals from the opening four games of the season. Cech on the other hand may have lost his place to Thibaut Courtois, but he provides Mourinho with a reserve option better than any other side’s on the planet.

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