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‘One Bites And The Other Kicks’ Diego Costa Jokes About Suarez Arrival

Amuda Segun

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Atletico Madrid attacker Diego Costa has joked about the arrival of Luis Suarez to the club.

Last week, Atletico Madrid signed Luis Suarez from Barcelona in a €6m (£5.5m) deal thus leading to the union of football’s biggest pantomime villains.

The former Chelsea striker was asked about the arrival of Luis Suarez from Spanish La Liga rivals and his answer was controversial as expected.

According to him via the Daily Mirror, one bites and the other kicks.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been involved in several biting incidents in the past, while Diego Costa is notoriously known for kicking opponents on the football pitch.

The two players got off to a good start at the weekend as they were both on the scoresheet in the first league game of the season for Atletico Madrid.

Diego Costa scored the opening goal of the game as Atletico Madrid thrashed Granada 6-1 at home.

On his part, Luis Suarez came off the bench to score two goals and also provide an assist in a little less than 20 minutes.

Uruguayan international Suarez was signed by Atletico Madrid as a direct replacement for Alvaro Morata who has joined Italian Serie A club Juventus on loan for the season.

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Is Lucas Torreira proving Arteta right already?

Timothy Aiyeku

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Lucas Torreira

Last weekend game saw Atletico Madrid boss substitute Uruguayan international Lucas Torreira at half-time in their Saturday’s La Liga game against Real Betis and it has been explained as a tactical decision but could the development be proving Mikel Arteta right about his decision to drop the former Sampdoria midfielder.

Lucas Torreira joined the North London outfit with great prospects but he did not meet up to expectation, especially under manager Mikel Arteta as he was loaned out to the Spanish la Liga outfit on the summer transfer deadline day.

The Uruguayan international has expressed delight with the move as he hints he is already happy at the club and well settled, adding that he was unable to play well at Arsenal because of some family issues that made him unhappy in London.

However, he might be suffering the same problem already as he is now being substituted in his third game for his new club. There is no way Lucas Torreira would be left out of a game if he was actually doing the right thing or instrumental to the team.

According to Reuters, substituting Lucas Torreira was a tactical decision by manager Diego Simeone and it has been justified by the fact that they ended up with a 2-0 win, scoring the first goal just a minute after the restart.

Lucas Torreira’s performance in the first 45 minutes proved that he struggled in his role and was unable to make convincing passes. Although he completed 80 percent of his passes and won two from his four duels within the 45 minutes.

It is, therefore, safe to state that the removal of Lucas Torreira from the game ensured Atletico Madrid’s win and that has justified Mikel Arteta’s tactical decision for playing Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka ahead of him before he had the move to Spain.

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How Aubameyang influenced Thomas Partey’s Arsenal decision

Timothy Aiyeku

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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played a role in convincing Thomas Partey to join the club from Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid on the summer transfer deadline day.

The Ghanaian international joined the North London outfit after his £45 million release clause was activated on the transfer deadline day.

While expressing his desire to get started at the Emirates Stadium, Thomas Partey admitted that Arsenal’s will to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club for more years also helped to convince him.

According to the former Atletico Madrid midfielder, he said the decision by the Gabon international helped him to know that the club wants to achieve greater things with the big step.

It was earlier feared that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would leave the Emirates Stadium as he was attracting interests from Barcelona and other top clubs but his contract at the club was extended and his weekly wage was increased.

Pundits have earlier stated that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would not have signed a new deal with the Gunners if he was not aware of an ambition to bring in quality players to the club.

So far, Arsenal have been hailed for doing good summer transfer deals, especially with the capture of Thomas Partey, Willian, and Gabriel Magalhaes.

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Lucas Torreira’s dad gives hint on future

Timothy Aiyeku

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Lucas Torreira

Arsenal have parted ways with Uruguay international Lucas Torreira on a permanent deal after he sealed a loan move to Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window.

The question of if Lucas Torreira would return to Arsenal again might have been answered by his father, Ricardo who is of the opinion that his son will not stay at the Emirates Stadium to sit on the bench.

That was the situation for Lucas Torreira last season which ensured departure from the club, especially with the addition of Thomas Partey to the team and the fact that Mikel Arteta prefers the combination of Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos.

Ricardo maintained that his son is a very passionate player who gives his all to the team but it did not count for the Spanish boss and that is the reason why he had to place him on the bench.

He, therefore, gave the hint that Lucas Torreira will not return to join the North London outfit if he will not be assured of a starting role after his loan term.

Meanwhile, arsenal did not include a compulsory buy in the loan deal for Lucas Torreira to Atletico Madrid and that means that there will be a new negotiation between the two clubs if they are interested in keeping him permanently.

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