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Forget Wenger’s Comments, David Villa’s ‘Tweet’ Tells Us Why He Wont Be Coming

Arsene Wenger has claimed Barcelona are refusing to sell striker David Villa, but here we look at why the players tweet explains why he wont be moving to London.

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, more on the future of David Villa.

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A lot of talk surrounding David Villa again today with many Gooners disheartened by Arsene Wenger’s latest comments regarding our chances of signing the striker.

The boss held his press conference ahead of Wednesday nights game against Liverpool this morning and he was quizzed on his interest in the Barcelona hitman, and predictably Arsene played down reports linking him with a move to the Emirates.

According to ESPN, the boss claimed that he has “enough quality strikers” and that Barca have made it clear they have no intention in selling Villa this month.

“Barcelona do not want to sell David Villa. They’ve have made that very clear.

“You respect the desire that if someone says a player is not for transfer, you expect the other clubs not to try and buy him.

“In January it is very difficult to find a player who can strengthen a team like ours.” Wenger is quoted as saying by ESPN

Arsene was then asked if there was any room for negotiation with the Spaniards over the striker, to which he replied “No”. So many fans are taking the managers comments and completely ruling out the possibility of David Villa signing.

When will people learn? NEVER listen to a word Wenger has to say regarding transfers! He always plays his cards close to his chest and gives nothing away. Did fans really expect him to come out and say ‘yeah, we’ve put a bid in for David Villa, he wants to leave and Barca are willing to negotiate so fingers crossed we can get this one tied up before Thursday’?! It would alert rival clubs and drive the price up. We are never going to learn anything from what Wenger tells the press.

So Arsene’s latest comments change very little for me. BUT, an interesting tweet from David Villa himself this morning has changed things in my opinion and unfortunately I can’t see the 31-year-old moving any time soon after reading it.

Villa took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce the arrival of his third child – Luca – on Monday night.

“Last night Luca Villa González was born! Everything went well and the baby and the mother are healthy. Everyone in the family are very happy” Villa tweeted.

Now, would you really expect a father to either leave his new born child and wife to move to a new country or uproot his entire family just days after the birth of his new son? Of course it’s possible, but I feel highly unlikely. Villa will be settled in Spain and surely his desire for first team football can’t be so great that he would unsettle his family at this important time?

Sorry, whatever way you look at it I just can’t see it happening. I have no ‘inside information’ or anything like that, just using common sense. I could be completely wrong but I would be majorly shocked if Villa were to move to Arsenal in the 48 hours after just having another baby.

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What do Arsenal fans make of the Villa situation? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. rob

    January 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Fair play to him if he does stay but why didn’t wenger go straight for another striker jovetic any one? this villa rumour is old I’ll tell you why wenger is wasting time by feeding us rubbish so we anticipate to wake up friday with no signings the window will then be shut what can we say then?

  2. rob

    January 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Oh and wenger: “In January it is very difficult to find a player who can strengthen a team like ours.” Wenger is quoted as saying by ESPN what a load of utter bo**ox! How can he say that does he think we don’t know other players or who other clubs are buying! I personally will be absolutely furious on friday if there are no signings! Why? Because we will get near top have a few injuries and what will we say? we should of bought some1 plus it will lift the team! Oh and number wise we aint got lots of quality plus we shifted djourou arshavin and chamakh wenger what happened to you?

  3. beejay

    January 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    So let me get this straight you are saying David didnt know his wife was expecting a child. So as soon as the child was born he said. “folks this changes everything. I am staying in spain”. Some how i doubt that.

    • Gooner Mac

      January 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm


      When did I say David Villa didn’t know his wife was pregnant? LOL

      You’re assuming that the rumours claiming David Villa asked to leave Barca are true. What evidence have we that the player ever wanted to leave other than what we read in the papers?

      I’m saying, that after learning Villa’s just had a child, I don’t think he will, or ever was, close to joining Arsenal this month. Hence why all Spanish journalist has always said any move would be in the summer, not Jan. It’s the British press who claim he wanted out this month.

  4. Mzeey

    January 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm


  5. Thoo2

    January 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Leave wenger alone!

    • Thoo2

      January 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      We av more dan 24hrs so les wait see wt hpn

  6. akintunde bayo

    January 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    wat if Villa wz in d middle of big tournament lyk d world cup,hosted in far away africa?…wil he abandon d team for dat?…ur job is ur commitment obligation

  7. 12345

    January 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Wenger i think is worried about spending incase we do not get into the CL, peronally I think he should be wanting to spend money to ensure we get into the champions league. We never take any risks and that really bothers me about AFC. They need to grow some balls and accept we need to spend money to compete.

    They will come unstuck, if we do not get in the CL next year I doubt we will attract the players we need to get back to 4th spot. We will then just become a mediocre team content with mid table.

  8. Ammanueal

    January 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    I think z time in arsenal for wenger is OVER!

    • Goon B4 time

      January 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Seriously….. I was actually going to reply properly but some mind sets are just not worth it

  9. LarryVin

    January 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm


  10. Randy

    January 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Don’t expect no new signing wenger thinks the team we’ve got will get us into Europe win champions league and fa cup what a twat sack him and the board

  11. barbes13

    January 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    to my fellow goonerz, blessed are those who don’t expect for they shall never be disappointed.

    • DJ

      January 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm


  12. stephen

    January 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Look wenger is not buying anyone wake up I’m a arsenal fan as you should no wenger buy now he believes in this squad yes we need players in but if it back fire then he’s only got him self to blame so if your hoping some thing will happen it isn’t concentrate on your life’s cause he isn’t he’s getting 60 plus a year he does care bout the fans neither does the board so please like me learn to live with it or support another team cause we are not winning anything as long as the board and wenger are in charge.

  13. say

    January 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    i think i got the message from the boss. He will sign player who can strengthen the team. here we all knows that our weaknesses are at DM and defender. So its look like Diame and a defender are on the way to the emirates..wohooo

    • Gooners foreva

      January 30, 2013 at 3:03 am

      Agree with you. Let’s not loose our hope on Arsene. He is still the best AFC manager up to now isn’t it.

  14. JG

    January 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Well I DO have inside information and I can tell you he was in Manchester 2 Fridays ago negotiating with someone! Presumably arsenal but could be man city, think Balotelli….? Makes sense? Either way, he’s coming to England! Or at least he’s trying to!

  15. Arsenal1Again

    January 29, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    The baby being unborn was the main thing keeping him in Spain. Now little Luca is born, David could well move now. It makes it possible. I am sure David would have tweeted he is staying in Spain if it was not still a possibility to change clubs. Especially since the Arsenal negotiator has not returned and has spoken to the club and player. A twitter user would have definitely put his Barcelona fans at ease by taking a few secs to tweet a reassurance. He has not.

  16. Dave

    January 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    If arsenal don’t sign a quality player or 2 then they will not finish above tottenham. No chance at all, arsenal’s squad is so weak this season and it will only get weaker as the season goes on if they don’t make signings!

  17. twisted

    January 29, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    we won’t be buying any world class player. remember the Arsene way is to buy average players as cheap as possible,let us pay massive ticket prices to pay their inflated salaries and then sell them on when they have had enough of it over here or they have a great season…

  18. bes4nt

    January 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I think we will probably sign someone ,but you will have to google his name as you probably never heard of him . We just seem as a club to be free falling form our once quality side to a top 6 club I’m absolutely gutted . Not all wengers fault the boards got to go . Without spending to compete this is going to be a painful season .

  19. Neche

    January 30, 2013 at 6:12 am

    In Wenger i trust, so Arsenal fans let believe him bcos he remain our best coach and he can deliever anytime anyday. Goodluck 2 Arsene Wenger in dis transfer window if he decide 2 buy.

  20. Dagenham Gooner

    January 30, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Get real Wenger never buys in January stop deluding yourself’s by this bloody media hyped crap.

  21. Jaay

    January 30, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Plz funz look here. arsenal club lks to be a footbal academy .and dont understand why wenger tests our pantience.i thnk thse failures shd be open to funs abt sme club polices.i dnt lke pple who feel comftble being tails.

  22. samuel segun

    January 30, 2013 at 8:35 am

    i segun am is

  23. kanbislav

    January 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

    From what u wrote “…wenger keeps his cards to his chest…” That’s just it! I believe villa can come to arsenal cos from what I remember he said he wanted to be there at his child’s birth. If we remember vividly, wenger denied knowing anybody called cazorla and arteta and yet he signed them. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

  24. twisted

    January 30, 2013 at 9:09 am

    no one will be coming-it is all designed to give you hope and renew your expensive season ticket. Villa to arsenal talk is crap and has always been, can’t you see through the bs ?

  25. Hafeez

    January 30, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Let wenger 4get abt villa and pls sign cavani and andrea lopez

  26. WiseMan

    January 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

    On the contrary – having a baby makes you think of how to create a better environment for it. A nice country house in Hampshire with a butler and nanny maybe with a cool job in the best city in the world as opposed to the dry dusty streets of Barcelona and an economy that is in peril.

  27. Piusdan

    January 30, 2013 at 11:19 am

    We are tired of reading make believe stories about one player or the other joining but in the end moving to another club.Wenger should just sign players and stop all the puppet show,Arsenal fans aren’t kids waiting for one puppetier to put up one clowny show.Wenger we need a perfect right winger,a strong central defender & a perfect holding midfielder in the caliber of Alex Song & that is that.We don’t want any other strikers,cos we have them.We need a winger who can feed the strikers perfectly well & timely,only then will the best come out of Giroud,Walcott & Podolski.

  28. DJ

    January 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    wenger-hating arsenal fans, wake up! If wenger leaves arsenal, we will plummet down the table + leagues faster than you can finish singing “stand up if you hate totteringham”. if he leaves – who do you think this bumbling arsenal board (who incidentally, don’t give wenger the funds) will appoint in his place? how many world class managers are available, and out of those, which of them will be willing to come to arsenal to work with those lack of funds? Oh, and that £70m in the bank that people keep on going on about spending??? give me a break – take that to a table with chelsea and city sitting there with THOUSANDS OF MILLIONS, and see how far our pithy £70m will go compared to them. Clueless…

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