Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has admitted that Diego Costa is currently the best striker in the Premier League. Costa has registered 12 goals and 5 assists in the league so far this season, and Henry has no doubt he’s the best, despite the form of Alexis Sanchez.
“I think he’s fitter, he doesn’t have a problem with his body,” the Arsenal hero said of Costa on Sky Sports.
“Sometimes when you’re not well playing a game, sometimes it does play on your mind. If you also end up losing, the run that they had last year doesn’t help, when you’re a guy like Diego Costa, to not lose your mind.
“Do you remember the little argument that they had, him and Antonio Conte? When he said sub, no stay one the field, sub me, and there was some type of disagreement.
“Since that they have managed to get an understanding, maybe have a talk.”
He added: “When you have a certain way of playing, that gives you confidence out on the field, and you can see that right now. Diego Costa is taking advantage of that.
“But being fit is also a plus. Not playing in the Champions League, for him with his hamstring problem he’s had for a very long time, it’s a plus.
“You can see that he’s fresh, that he can repeat runs. When you’re fresh, you see a bit better, you understand a bit better, you’re a bit more calm and also let’s not take that away.
“When you win, and you already score, you smile at players. You’re 1-0 down, 2-0 down, and the guy is taking advantage of you, it’s a bit more difficult to control yourself. Especially for Diego Costa.
“For me, right now, he’s the best striker in the league.”