Well Arsenal have missed out on another of their winter targets after Barcelona told Arsene Wenger and co. they have no chance of signing David Villa this month.
Arsene Wenger is apparently looking to bolster his attacking options after loaning out Marouane Chamakh to West Ham until the end of the season.
A number of strikers had been linked with a move to The Emirates this month, but they have either moved elsewhere or committed their future to their current club.
Villa has been tipped to make a move to the Premier League after falling out-of-favour at Barca. However, the Spanish club’s president Sandro Rosell insists the 31-year-old forward will not be leaving the Nou Camp anytime soon:
‘I completely rule out the transfer of Villa during the winter market.
‘He is ours and we need him. There is a lot of the season left.’
There you have it – another player Arsenal have missed out on.
We didn’t even bother with Demba Ba (for some strange reason). Klaas-Jan Huntelaar chose to stay with Schalke rather than join us, while Wenger is unwilling to fork out £14 million for Adrian Lopez. It’s a joke! And I can’t really pinpoint any other strikers out there which are available at the moment.
Prepare to see yet another very un-active January Gooners.
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