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Wenger Rules Out David Villa Move

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied holding any interest in Barcelona striker David Villa, claiming “we’re not on the case” at his press conference today.

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Arsene Wenger denies interest in David Villa.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has predictably denied holding any interest in Barcelona striker David Villa, with talkSPORT quoting him as saying “we’re not on the case” at his press conference today.

With just a few days remaining of the January transfer window Arsenal fans are still waiting to see our first new signing. A whole host of names have been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent weeks, none-more-so than Barcelona hitman David Villa with the Mirror one of several media outlets reporting that Wenger was lining up a late move for the Spaniard.

However, speaking at his weekly press conference ahead of this weekends FA Cup clash with Brighton today, the boss has denied the speculation, claiming “he’s not on the case”. He’s quoted as saying by talkSPORT:

“We have been linked with David Villa but nothing concrete there, We are not on the case.”

Typical Wenger, I wouldn’t have expected anything else from him. Do these comments actually mean he has no interest? No. As we should all know by now, Arsene plays his cards very close to his chest and gives little away. He claimed he didn’t know who Santi Cazorla was just days before we signed him!

But it doesn’t mean we’re going to sign Villa either. There is a long, long way to go before that happens. But I have the feeling the boss will make a late attempt to try and bring him to Arsenal, whether Barcelona agree to let him go is another question though.

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However, the closer we get to deadline day the more Gooners begin to worry we’re going to be left empty-handed once again. The squad is clearly short and two players are the minimum we need. If we fail to bring in any new faces, I fear the boss is in for an unprecidented backlash from the fans, even if we manage to get fourth this season.

Do you think Wenger will buy? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Joseph paul

    January 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Wenger must buy villa, for the sake of we the arsenal fans

  2. David

    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Wenger will not buy anyone – the usual comment about exceptional players says it all it means = no one !!!!

    another misreable season, no trophies and wont even finish in the top four, so surely that will finally mean he has failed as he keeps going on about top four being a trophy.

    Cant wait for my season ticket to increase next year.

    • daren duncan

      January 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      i agree, no decent signing, so loyal to players he already have, shame the majority of the time they dont return the same loyality. The club have no ambition it all about the money, share holders etc. Forget about the champions leauge Fc Munich is going to give us a licking, i just fed up with all. Its alright for the owners making the money, but they are surly forgetting about the ones who make the club ticks the fans.

  3. Arsenal1Again

    January 25, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Monsieur Wenger Le Professeur extraordinaire. He say no to Villa. Je n’ai pas l’homme dans l’Emirates. Il n’est pas bien.

  4. nico

    January 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Hummels would be an incredible signing…

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