Arsenal To Miss Out On Spanish Striker?

By on March 18, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Barcelona have offered Arsenal target David Villa a new contract.

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Arsenal may miss out on the signing of Spanish hitman David Villa after Barcelona offered him a new contract to stay at the Nou Camp, according to the Daily Mail.

Villa’s contract is due to expire in 14 months and the report claims we may renew our interest in the summer after failing to lure the 31-year-old to the Emirates during the January transfer window.

However, it seems as though Barcelona feel Villa still has an important role to play at the club with the Mail suggesting the run-away La Liga leaders have offered him a new deal that would see him commit his long-term future to the Catalans.

Arsenal’s lack of options up front are clear for all to see. There was no striker available on the bench against Swansea and while attackers such as Lukas Podolski, Gervinho and Theo Walcott can all play through the middle, they aren’t out-and-out strikers and we have little depth behind Olivier Giroud.

So a new striker should be a priority this summer but it looks like we may have missed the boat with Villa. We were reportedly close to landing him in January but Barca refused to sell and while he initially struggled to get back in the team after returning from him broken leg, he’s now seeing more game time and has started and scored in Barca’s last two games.

The player may decide to wait until the summer before deciding on his future but if he continues to play regularly for Barcelona during the final weeks of the season, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sign a new deal with them.

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Anyway, while I’m a huge fan of Villa’s, he’s the wrong side of 30 and I’d like to see us sign a younger more long-term option up front this summer.

What striker would like Arsenal to sign? Leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

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