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David Villa reveals Arsenal ambition as Barca stand their ground


Barcelona star David Villa wants to join Arsenal in the January transfer window but the Catalan giants are standing firm on their ground on their policy of not selling key players in January. 

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David Villa keen for an Arsenal move?

The 31-year-old, who announced the birth of his son only yesterday on Twitter is keen to join the Gunners and according to reputable Spanish sources, has personally called up Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and fellow compatriot Santi Cazorla to let his feelings know.

Though Villa could engineer a move in the summer, which is very likely, but he wants a move now before the window shuts down.

The Spain international is frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities under new manager Tito Vilanova and desires to play in the Premier League with Arsenal his preferred choice.

Arsenal are equally keen to add El Guaje to their ranks as Wenger is looking to bolster his attacking line-up to successfully challenge for a place in top four. However, the Frenchman recently admitted that the La Liga giants are turning deaf ear regarding this deal and there is virtually no room for any negotiations.

Villa has managed only nineteen appearances this season, eleven of which came as a substitute and found the net only five times. The former Valencia man feels this is the right time for him to move on and get regular first team football.

Barcelona, however, always maintained from the beginning that none of their top players would be sold in January, that includes David Villa as well.

Arsenal share a good working relationship with Barcelona having sold two of their top players – Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song to the club in the last two seasons.

It is understood that the Gunners will make one final bid to tempt Barca chiefs within next 24 hours while rivals Manchester City are also plotting a move for the same player to replace their departing striker Mario Balotelli.

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Comments (49)

  1. It rili hurts funs down in Africa that Wenger hasn’t made any signings yet.I believe that if he rili wants David Villa b4 e 24hr clock stricks dwn,he can get him

  2. Congratulations on the birth of your son wether or not you join Arsenal.

  3. Did ‘s d kind of player we nid barca shld let d man cum join us or wat ‘s dea problem

  4. gunners needs a quality striker like villa but would have been better if its a young sharper and pacy one

  5. Fingers crossed barca let him come that will knock loads of pressure

  6. David vila plz come 2 ar$enal if u come God can make u colect d ue.fa champion leage nd 2 big club we never 4get u if u hang ur boot AR$ENAL AND BARCELÖNA

  7. We need David Villa for Arsenal. The 8oss must make all the necessary lobbies for him to come to boost our attack

  8. Congrate on ur newly born baby.We most of our targetting players they want 2 come bt through logic wenger persuade d deal wenger na decieving coach

  9. Wenger is the problem,he’s ignorant en starbbon.dea is no club which wil say they want 2 sell dea player u must push if u want da player.dats wat barca did we tey wanted fab.

    • People like YOU are the REAL PROBLEM! Your probably young, don’t know anything real of the club or behind the scenes. Its sad how so many arsenal fans, most of them have beyond broken english, repeat this (not racist, fact) . SUPPORT THE CLUB, NOT THE WEATHER AND BESIDES, WHO ELSE IS OUT THERE THAT CAN REPLACE LE PROF RIGHT NOW? DID YOU SEE THE ‘POOL FANS’ BANNER? ‘NOUGH SAID.
      P.S. Let’s hope he comes but unlikely, rather shore up the holding and def. Mbiwa would have been great, or Capoue

      • It might be actually worthwhile having a period of no Champs League and least we might get rid of a few of the idiots that have latched on to our club

    • Hmmm Henry was big money signing back then and Walcott too for a young player. When we had the Money AW did spend. What do you think would happen If AW said no money to sign players? Do you think our players would stick around and do you think anyone would be interested in joining? It would be a diservice to our club and not at all in it’s interests. AW must act in the interests of our club or he should leave. Sabotaging the club from inside is not acceptable.

  10. Arsene you don’t want arsenal to have any trophy that is why you refuse to sign any player

  11. i realy dnt wnt 2 know who 2 be blem. All i want is 2 c David villa arsenal in in d next 24 h

  12. Wenger,dnt b sily u dis idiot man wit ur crazy nd ur mad philosophy,,,,,,get Villa,Diame or wayama 4 us

  13. Arsene wenger is emirate problem 4 now bco’s i dont no why he didn’t buy us gud attacker dat we gear d team.

  14. Wenger needs defenders what’s the point of having so many players who can score but we can’t defend its getting embarrassing

  15. Hmmm is’t possible 4 gurnner’s 2 make top 4 ds season?

  16. Pls mr wengar help us du dis b4 u go 2 real mardrid or 2 psg pls sing d right player 4 us as u can se what wil play agast livepool is very very poor pls wil need word strker nd bloking 4 up gunner

  17. villa is a good signing 4 arsenal,but d problem now is wenger

  18. I welcome the new born baby to the world. Arsene winger, please sign david villa before the transfer window we close.

  19. Congratulations on d birth of ur child. Buh plz com 2 emirates

  20. Winger, please sign david villa before the end of the trasfer window.

  21. Fuck you Arshite Wanker
    if you dont sign anyone, i hope lighting strike your nose!
    Wenger Out! Fuck off to PSG you French Twat

  22. Please let him come to arsenal we need him.

    • Villa will make arsenal great , he wil restore our glory. Welcome to arsenal. David.


  24. Arsenal realy nid villa cuz giroud cant du all d work alone.. Although is performance is quit mesmerizin anyway

  25. Congrat mr david villa i wish u well with ur kid n d wife hope u will make it 2 arsenal 2day

  26. If baca didn’t allow villa 2com 2 arsenal. Lets wenger cut d relationship wit dem n forget about cuanca. We dont want dat usless player.

  27. Congrats villa 4 having a new born baby

  28. lets wait and see if le prof can pull off this transfer,now gibbs is out the priority should be left back,only 1 candidate.baines 4 me is the best lb in d epl.

  29. If arsenal cn get a such a quality play it wil help allot

  30. If arsenal cn get villa it’s a quality player

  31. Enjoy a working relationship? You mean a one-way relationship

  32. Wenger may buy but not now

  33. Forget injury prone we need a whole new back four sagna lost it, vermaleen gone off his game, mertrsacker way to flow and Gibbs is a positional liability

  34. If Wenger wants peace with fans let him just sign Villa and Diame,try his best level 2 lift FA CUP, that is when he can confus fans that he knows the responsibility of being amanager.

  35. Surely David Villa wants Champions League Football next season and to compete for Trophy’s. At the moment it doesn’t look like they will finish in the top 4. He would be best joining Manchester City!

  36. I need david villa in arsenal nw before transfer wisdom shut down in mid night

  37. Villa u r much welkam to arsenal please do us that favour

  38. Gud 2 all arsenel fans,let do our best

  39. Wenger must strengthen the attack look at our bench its a joke arshavin waddles on and does nothing. Wenger must come out publicly just the same as Barca did to us remember all the tapping of Fabregas we must have players like Cazorla saying Villa must come

  40. If Wenger wants peace with fans let him just sign Villa and Diame, what ever Arsenal fans says now nobody should blame them, because they are not use to seeing Arsenal losing so many games like this, but if wenger refuse to sign in the next 24 hours, that means he do not have good plans for Arsenal this seasons, because top 4 is already slipping out of our hands.

    • Maybe if you had become a “supporter” before 1997 you might realise that AW is the best thing that ever happened to Arsenal

  41. Aw,I such a stupid coach that does not want something gd to fans nd club. Aw we are tired of trophyless pls do smthing.