Arsenal are hot for David Villa
Arsenal are looking to usurp this opportunity by selling some of the unwanted players at the club to generate the necessary cash while a fee in the region of £15 million would be enough to price out David Villa from the Catalan club.
Though Arsenal have yet to make any formal offers but Barcelona are aware of their strong interest and whether they’re willing to do business or not, we will find out. Barca’s director of football, Andoni Zubizarreta has said that they don’t sell key players in January and David Villa will not be an exception.
The situation is tilted slightly in favour of the Gunners as English sources report that the player himself is keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium in January. The Spanish international is ready to make a personal request to club hierarchies to grant him a move to North London.
The Gunners have a good relation with Barcelona having sold midfielder Alex Song this season and Cesc Fabregas a year before.
The only fly in the ointment remains is Villa’s injury record. Given the fact that El Guaje’s entire game is pace dependent, whether he can adjust to the rigours of the Premier League is a big question.