Arsenal To Make Last Ditch £10m Move For David Villa

By on January 23, 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, our resident Arsenal fan ‘Gooner Mac’ has more news on Arsenal’s pursuit of David Villa.

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Some interesting news regarding Arsenal’s pursuit of David Villa today with several media outlets reporting that boss Arsene Wenger will wait until the final days of the transfer window before making a last-ditch attempt to land the Barcelona striker.

The Sun claim Wenger is desperate to sign the 31-year-old this month and will submit a £10m bid in the final 48 hours of the window, despite the fact Barca are adamant the hitman isn’t for sale.

The newspaper also suggests Villa is keen on moving to the Emirates and is ready to force a move if needed, and has already spoken to manager Tito Vilanova about his desire to leave in search of first team football.

The Mirror also run a similar report and suggest we’re confident we can persuade the Catalans to sell due to our past dealings when selling them Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song.

I would love to see David Villa in the famous Red & White jersey. He would fit seamlessly into our set up and be the out-and-out goal-scorer we’ve been missing this season.

He hasn’t been able to force his way back into the first team reckoning at the Nou Camp after recovering from a broken leg but has still managed to chip in with 10 goals this season including a classy double during last weeks 5-0 Copa del Rey win over Cordoba.

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It’s always risky to wait until the final hours of the transfer window as it leaves very little time for maneuver. If Barca agree to sell, the deal may hinge on them signing a replacement and they’ll be left with just hours to do so. If they don’t sell, we risk not signing a striker which in my opinion would mean no top-four finish this season.

So I’ve never been a fan of last minute buying but if that’s what it takes to land a player like Villa, it will be worth the wait. Fingers crossed we can pull it off…..

Would you like to see Villa come to Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section below.

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16 Comments

  1. Jay Jay Denis

    January 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

    He has to go in with about a 12 million pound bid before the West Ham game. If it goes down to the final hours, he will not come.

  2. gory kite

    January 23, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Will love Villa to come to Arsenal & win trophies for us, Wenger pls sign him

    • shankaran

      January 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

      yes friend…i hope villa will join arsenal soon….please arsene,buy villa for arsenal…

  3. Raymond Binchak

    January 23, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Wenger is a fool, don’t he knw dat barca may like to replace villa wit smbdy if de deal is possible? If yes den why in final 24 hrs?

  4. Abdoull

    January 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Pls winger try and buy villa

  5. B.Y

    January 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Villa is always welcome to The Emirate.I will love to see him in Arsenal jersey.What a good player to add to our team.

  6. Rodrick

    January 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Obviously yes who doesn’t want a player like Villa in his team, a proven goalscorer, to answer your question yes we need him right now.GUNNERZ 4 LIFE.

  7. ILLABASH

    January 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

    WENGER IS NOT BUYING ANY STRIKER.PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR NOTHING.THAT MAN IS DAMN STINGY.HE WILL ONLY BUY A MIDFIELDER AND PROBABLY ONE 17YRS OLD CHICKEN FOR FUTURE SALE.

    LET HIM LEAVE THE CLUB.HE HAS SENT PEP PACKING.

  8. kevidz jumah

    January 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

    i think villa is gonna force goals in 2 the net samtin dat giroud n the ada srtikerz havent bn doin.wenger should not wait until the last 48 hrs.also a look on falcao.thats if he wants to get back to top 4

  9. showbou

    January 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Wenger shld make faster bid 4 d appropriate player cos d team is lacking a player who cld nets d post so fast like David Villa

  10. young_gunnerz

    January 23, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Not sure why we are still discussing this. Barca stated that they wont sell him and has done so in no ambiguous terms. This story is just being rehashed over and over again by this site.

  11. moh.d Abubakar saddiq.gunner since royal Arsenal.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Believe me wenger will not sing a player of Devid villa’s quality,he will continue his policy of youngs

  12. Akor Sunday

    January 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    If Arsenal boss is sure that villa want to come Emirate, don’t give up till it is over for the summer.

  13. Jidic yusuf

    January 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I dont thnk we sud start distoping our self on wat is nt going 2 happen. Arsene weger would sign any player dis january. I beleive wil are all catching fun

  14. ken

    January 24, 2013 at 12:42 am

    theres no doubt in my mind that a big player is needed at the Arsenal inject some flare, grit, fire and insperation into the team at the moment wenger the coach // finacial manager share holder, board commity member isnt doing it ,

  15. TESFAY

    January 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

    PLEASE,,,PLEASE MS.WENGER DO IT ALONE WITH ,,,,,MATIAS HUMMELS & ISSAC CUEINCA,,,,,SUMMER FOR MARIO GOTZ

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