Date: 4th February 2013 at 3:20pm
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David VillaI don’t know about you guys but this David Villa to Arsenal saga is doing my box in.

First we hear Barcelona are willing to sell the Spaniard, the next they’re not. The 31-year-old wants to stay at the Camp Nou, then the next thing we hear he’s going to hand in a transfer request in the summer in order to push through a move to Arsenal – Make up your damn mind will you!

We were reportedly in for the forward in January, but Arsene Wenger was unwilling to meet Barca’s asking price for Villa. So nothing happened.

Now, according to The Sun, Villa is desperate to leave Barcelona and join The Gunners in the summer.

But what makes him think we will want or even need him when the window re-opens?

To be honest, I don’t know why we were ‘in for him’ last month to begin with. Yes he has the technical ability and would suit our style of play perfectly, but I believe we have enough firepower in our side at present, and if he were to come in who would have been sacrificed?

If Wenger really wanted Villa he would have brought him in, simple as. Deep down I think the Frenchman didn’t want him and has a lot of faith in our current front-line, and rightly so.

If Villa does indeed hand in a transfer request, who’s to say we’d want the Spain international in four-five months time anyway?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this saga will be disappearing anytime soon.

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