Date: 31st January 2013 at 2:40pm
Written by:

David VillaFormer Gunner Stewart Robson believes Arsene Wenger should focus on signing defensive players rather than David Villa.

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.

Like what you read? Then follow me on Twitter

Visit and Join our Facebook page, click HERE to do so.

Gunnersphere is currently looking for new writers to join the squad. Contact via twitter or at for further details.