David Villa To Arsenal Back On?

By on February 26, 2013

With Arsenal announcing their latest financial results on Monday (which revealed another healthy profit of over £17m and cash reserves of £123m) many fans have been looking ahead to the summer and dreaming of who might be signed by boss Arsene Wenger.

One player who was constantly linked with a move to the Emirates in January was Barcelona striker David Villa and it seems he might be available in the summer if we still want him after the Catalans vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed the club won’t stand in his way if he wants to leave, according to talkSPORT.

The 31-year-old has struggled to force his way back into the Barca team after returning from a broken leg back in August and has started just 9 of their 25 La Liga games so far this campaign. He was reportedly keen on a move to north London during the winter window in order to get more first team football under his belt but the Spaniards refused to let him go.

However, it seems their stance will soften come the end of the season with Bartomeu saying:

“The coaches hope he [Villa] is here next season but we will not retain any player that is uncomfortable. In that case, we will talk to him to seek a solution.”

There has been much talk of Wenger being given around £70m to spend in the summer and talkSPORT claim we’ll go back in for Villa but is he still the right man?

I think there’s no doubt we need to strengthen up front and while Villa is still a deadly finisher, at 31 he’s coming to the end of his career and personally I’d like to see us go for someone younger and who we can build the team around long-term.

Don’t get me wrong, if we end up signing Villa I’ll be pleased, but I’d be even happier if we could land someone like Stefan Jovetic or Robert Lewandowski!

Who would you like Wenger to sign in the summer? Villa? Jovetic? A.N.Other?


  1. Isaac Ebuka

    February 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I want Arsenal to sign Michel Landrup and Stefan Jovetiç

  2. Ali Zekeri

    February 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Arsenal should bring in Stefan Jovetic even if Villa will come.

  3. james

    February 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    We should sign both villa and jovetic.

  4. Akinyele williams

    February 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Arsenal should sign falcao,m villa and two strong defender

  5. Williams 08030660697

    February 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Arsenal and arsene should stop deceiving arsenal fans,their making profit but their are not ready to sign any player in the summer,shame on you guys.

  6. atid

    February 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    jovetic in for arshavin villa in for gervinho belhanda in for rosicky capoue in for diaby ambioretta in for squillaci jamnaat in for sagna handanovic in for mannone.
    then replqce the deadwood with the promising youngsters fabianski with martinez eastmond with bellerin djourou with miquel santos with meade denilson with frimpong park with campbell chamakh with afobe bendtner with ryo promote eisfeld and aneke too.

  7. Prince BigBarry

    February 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I prefer Jovetic because he is younger n good for long time.

  8. Afro

    February 27, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    For me Villa wud be perfect. Im tired of the chancers we alwayz buy. Park, chamakh and nw giroud. we need a prolific stricker with good footwork, aerial power and be artistic. And should have a good scoring record.

  9. Joshua abiri

    May 22, 2013 at 11:46 am

    We need 2 win cups not making profit.wenger some 2 sign name