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Arsenal Table Fresh Offer For David Villa

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to have submitted an improved offer believed to be worth in the region of £10m-£11m for Barcelona striker David Villa

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Transfer deadline day is finally upon us and,  not surprisingly, it’s relatively quiet on the Arsenal news front. The one piece of major transfer news doing the rounds is that we’ve made another bid for David Villa with one of several outlets who’re reporting we’ve tested Barcelona’s resolve with a bid in the region of £10m-£11m today.

Boss Arsene Wenger is believed to have publicly declared the deal as “dead”, but suggest the club have privately been given encouragement to pursue a late deal with Villa understood to be extremely keen on moving to the Emirates in order to secure more first team opportunities.

The report claims Wenger has made a final push to try and persuade Barca to sell the 31-year-old by tabling an improved offer of between £10m-£11m, with the club’s transfer negotiator Dick law understood to still be in Spain to try and thrash out the deal.

Villa has struggled to regain his first team place in the Barca line-up since returning to fitness from a broken leg. He was an unused substitute for the Catalans 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the semi final of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night and has started just 7 league matches all season.

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While I wouldn’t consider Goal as the most reliable of sources, there does seem to be a fair bit of ‘smoke’ around the one and rumours are growing fast. With just hours to go, it’s now or never for Arsenal to try and bring in some new faces and I fear the boss may face a nasty backlash from the fans if we end up empty handed when the window slams shut.

Reinforcements are vital if we’re to have a chance of securing a top-four finish and to be honest, while I’d love to see Villa join this month, a left-back or centre-back has become more of a priority in my eyes. Not long left Arsene, tick tock…..

Do you think Arsenal will sign anyone? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Agboola opeyemi

    January 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I don’t think d boss wil be trying 2 bring in any new face, buts lets wait nd see. He is unpredictable.

  2. gutema

    January 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    sell santos, buy shaw and villa.

  3. Akintola

    January 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Arsene wil not buy a left back replacement, he will deploy vermaelen in the position and push kosieny back into CB.

  4. Agwasie Kingsley Tochi

    January 31, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Mr wenger should try and bring in david villa and momo diame. With them, ucl qualification is quaranteed

  5. Kingsly chinonso

    January 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    If only Arsene cn b able 2 lure or persuad barca into selling Villa, It tink z nt a bad deal bc Villa z a world class player.

  6. Agwasie Kingsley Tochi.

    January 31, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Mr wenger should try and bring in david villa and momo diame. With them, ucl qualification is quaranteed.

  7. Adewale olusegun

    January 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t think he will sign anyone.


    January 31, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I know were going to make David villa and good left and right back before the deadline.

  9. GoonerEris

    January 31, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Good player, Villa is, but what is all the fuss about when he is going to be cup tied in the only cup (Champions League) that he would have brought something different to Arsenal at?

  10. Rav

    January 31, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    David villa will sign… He’s desperate for a move

  11. zakariyau jelyll

    January 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Wenger have seen it by himself wot happened yesterday thanks 2 injury sustained by Gibbs yesterdayit has deflated his economic policy not 2 go 2late market there is no hidden place 4 Wenger not 2 buy 2 or3 players

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