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Ex-Gunner says club needs defensive reinforcements, not David Villa

Date: 31st January 2013 at 2:40 pm
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David VillaFormer Gunner believes should focus on signing defensive players rather than .

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the 31-year-old Barcelona striker, with the Spaniard’s future up in the air at present. One day, Villa has a price-tag on his head, reportedly £15 million, and the next Barcelona say he is not for sale.

But while many Gooners would like to see Villa come in before the transfer deadline tonight, Robson has urged Wenger to sign a defensive midfielder and a centre-back instead.

He recently told talkSPORT’s Sports Bar:

‘I’m not sure David Villa is the player Arsenal need. They need a better defensive midfield player and they need a centre-half.’

For once, I actually agree with Robson. I don’t necessarily think we need to bring in Villa – we have enough options up-front and they are starting to fire on all cylinders.

I too would like to see Wenger sign a defensive midfielder and another centre-back. Although I don’t see it happening, not today.

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