'Keeping Costa quiet will be vital’

Wojciech Szczesny says keeping Diego Costa quiet will be absolutely vital to Arsenal’s hopes of beating Chelsea on Sunday.

The Spanish striker only arrived in the summer but he has already netted eight times in six Premier League games so far this season.

Szczesny is a keen admirer of the forward, and says Chelsea as a whole will pose a major test for Arsene Wenger’s side.

"We want to be the first team to stop him from scoring - if we are the first team!"

Wojciech Szczesny

"Costa is incredible," the goalkeeper told Arsenal Player. "His partnership with Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard has been incredible and, at the moment, he's looking as dangerous as any striker in the world.

"We've got huge respect for him and we know how dangerous he is. I think he's scored in most games so it'll be a tough test.

"At the moment [Chelsea] are as good as you will get in Europe. They score goals and they’ve always defended very well so it’ll be a very tough test but it’s one that we’re looking forward to.

"Hopefully we can leave last season’s result behind us and show that we can get the result against them."

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