Arsenal Dealt Blow In David Villa Pursuit

By on January 7, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today,  Arsenal may have to wait to land David Villa.

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Bad news Gooners as it looks like Arsenal will have to wait until the summer to try and sign David Villa with the striker set to remain in Spain for the birth of his son, according to the Daily Star.

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The report claims that the 31-year-old wants to leave Barcelona and is keen on joining the Gunners but has decided to see out the season in La Liga because his wife Patricia is due to give birth next month.

An apparent ‘source’ told the newspaper:

“His wife is said to be expecting a boy in ­February, their third child. David doesn’t want to be away during that time so a move now looks very unlikely,”

“But David does want to leave – he is frustrated and a little sad, too. His time here hasn’t been the best.”

The Star claim the Catalans have told us it will take £16m to sign Villa but Arsene Wenger – always one to spot a bargain – is understood to be confident he can land the former Valencia man in a cut-price deal if he stays patient until the summer.

Villa’s quality is undoubted – he’s Spain’s all-time leading goal-scorer after all and has scored 274 goals in 555 appearances during his illustrious career. However, he’s struggled to force his way back into Barcelona’s first team plans after recovering from a leg break leading to question marks over his future.

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I’d have him at Arsenal in a heart-beat and we could do with him during the second half of the season, but unfortunately it seems like we’ll have to wait until the summer to try and lure him to north London. The problem is, come the summer I wouldn’t be surprised to see several other clubs sniffing around and we could end up missing out entirely.

Do Gooners want Villa at Arsenal? Should we wait until the summer or sign another striker this month? Get involved in the comments section below.

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20 Comments

  1. Charlie

    January 8, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Chamakh and Djourou have gone which may not effect the quality of the squad dramatically but it does make an already shallow squad even smaller. Arsenal need to make two signings this January if they plan to get anything out of this season, otherwise as soon as injuries hit the team will lose. Assuming that if Arsenal don’t sign Villa they will sign another first team attacker does that leave any room for David Villa ? I suppose the answer is that it does if Walcott leaves.

  2. Momoh Abdul-Razaq

    January 8, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Let us not be delusional,Wenger isn’t going to sign anything,not even a chicken.False hopes are deliberately circulated,until a club comes in to snatch our so called intended Target.This goes on and on till the transfer window closes.If we don’t give him some breathing space,he gets us one hyped nonsense who turns out a total flop later Let’s watch and see how this window goes.

  3. The BearMan

    January 8, 2013 at 2:09 am

    There is an easy solution around this which does not require rocket science.

    The baby is due in February not April, don’t tell me no one at Arsenal can offer a solution that will please both parties?

    Then I suggest they consult any female member of staff serving in the kitchen or as a cleaner that is a parent. A common sense approach!!!

  4. The BearMan

    January 8, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Villa is not the “Only” sports man in the world to have been in this position.

    Let me be among the first to wish him and his wife a safe and smooth delivery and healthy child.

  5. young_gunnerz

    January 8, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Didnt realize his wife was is immobile. I am sure that she could come to london and have her kid there. :)

  6. Akin Akanji

    January 8, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Ba has been signed by Chelsea as their priority.Why is it taking Arsenal so long to sign new player(s)?I belief that our priority should be defence and not attack.We need Yann M’Villa and Yanga Mbiwa.Ensure that Theo signs the new contract and promote Thomas Eisfeld to senior team.Enough of anxiety over new signings and concentrate on the work at hand please.

  7. Mzeey

    January 8, 2013 at 3:38 am

    What the hell , wait tell summer just to save 3 mil f””k that we are out of all comption even the FA cup 4 th place the only thing lift players are blowing us of for spurs and we are not going to sign any one because we can’t

  8. Bosco

    January 8, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Arsenal are a team known for window shopping, but cant buy even a dead chicken. Bogus Arsenal.
    Transfer window will be closed and they will be running helter skelter to look for out of form players.
    God help Arsenal team to attain a good position this season. Wenga pull up your socks.

  9. Drey

    January 8, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Every transfer window all we keep gettin are false hopes. Villa’s Issue is just a matter of common sense. Y cnt he sign then go back 2 spain 4 his son’s delivery or beta still sign then stay in spain & come bak 2 England after delivery

  10. Gareth Nyamayedenga

    January 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Wenger has seen his better days. Since Guardiola favours Arsenal I think that would be the tonic to our problems. We want trophies!!

  11. Suraju

    January 8, 2013 at 6:31 am

    My dear arsenal fans dont mind arsen wenger.is a stupid coach.it is only villa is a striker in the hol world.

  12. Salisu

    January 8, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Mr wenger u better think positively before u do something,avoid selfishness,so as to bring d glorious days back to arsenal.ure the destroyer of arsenal team,due to ur selfish interest.u destroyed an tanish d image of arsenal team.

  13. gooneray

    January 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

    There was never a chance as far as I’m concerned. He’s 31 years old and Wenger gets rid of world class players before they turn 30 instead of giving them good extentions. We could have kept Henry, Van persie, Pires, Parlour, Viera, etc etc. Why would we buy albeit A very top striker when he would be 32. I would pay good money fora younger top striker and M’villa. Who to me is far more important to us as we need to protect our defence. I also think Giroud is improving and will be fine next year. As long as we change our system. We also need to get rid of that crap zonal marking which has lost us most points this year todate

  14. Slykeller

    January 8, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I hate Arsene Wenger policy, there are so many strikers out there that we can sign, exclude David Villa likes of A. Lopes, Loriente and many more. But i dn’t see Wenger sign good striker this transfer window, let’s we gooners come together and say we d’nt want Arsene Wenger anymore,may be another manager can take us out this mess.

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  16. Abdi

    January 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Oh don’t expect new(better) signings unless zes supid coach and cheifs are avoided.
    pls allow arsenal 2 usmanov

  17. Peter sunday joshua

    January 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I dam begining to doubt if wenger was educated.all d noise he made abouy holtz of shalke is now void.now players prefer spurs to arsenal because of wenger’s lack of ambition.wenger has disgraced us enough as fans but 1 dsy God will pay him back.how can he think of buying a 31 years old player? Was he that good and stingy barca accepted selling him?wenger ure a dissapointment to humanity

  18. Abdirashid

    January 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    F*ck wenger, f*ck the board. Enough is enough, we as arsenal fans are feeling the pain while they filling their pockets, there will neva be change unless we show them we’ve power, coz we can’t witness our beloved club sinking season after season. Ticket-buyers r wasting their money coz they’re not helping the club, but making those greedy parasites richer and richer. I luv arsenal but i dn’t like sleeping wenger and his bosses. Gunner4life.

  19. facebook.com/arsenaltruthandyouth

    January 8, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    We should just keep pestering them anyway even if we dont want him anymore. just to piss them off. Maybe throw in a comment like “its like he’s your slave” or “your holding him hostage”.

  20. skywhale

    January 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Whatever u guys say, Wenger will not sign in any new striker. The only person is just loaned Henry. So don’t be panic gunners av no trophy this seaaon and no qualifer for next season Championzhp. This is sure till heaven

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