Wenger says Barcelona don’t want to sell Villa to Arsenal

Bad news for Arsenal fans. Arsene Wenger has revealed during his press conference this morning that David Villa is unlikely to join Arsenal during the transfer window as the Catalans aren’t prepared to sell their star striker. In spite of Villa being keen to join Arsenal and Wenger being keen on the player, the Gunners boss said ‘Barcelona do not …

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The truth about Arsenal transfer denials – and why I think Villa is on his way

So Arsenal fans – in 48 hours or so time the squad you cherish so much might still be exactly the same with no new additions. And this in spite of the fact that Arsene Wenger stressed that he wanted buy two players. But then again one of Europe’s top strikers might just be about to sign. It is eerily …

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AshleyThe truth about Arsenal transfer denials – and why I think Villa is on his way

Arsenal begin ‘formal talks’ with Barcelona to sign David Villa

Ok Arsenal fans. So you have endured a pretty rotten transfer window, but there are signs that it is about to get a whole lot better. If I were a betting man I’d put money on Mohamed Diame being an Arsenal player in the next 48 hours. But even more exciting is the news, which has been reported by Goal, that …

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AshleyArsenal begin ‘formal talks’ with Barcelona to sign David Villa
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Arsenal update: Does Giroud’s form mean the chase for David Villa is over?

Given the circumstances a 3-2 FA Cup win away at Brighton isn’t too bad a result for Arsenal. Well it would have seemed that way to the fans until they saw Man United blast their way past Fulham. The most notable thing about the Brighton game though was the excellent form of one Olivier Giroud. The French striker has now …

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Arsenal update: Arsene Wenger to move for Davild Villa next week

Arsene Wenger has said before that he likes to leave things late in the transfer window in order to get the best deals. Well it seems he is going to go to the wire on the man who could be Arsenal’s number one winter target – David Villa. Although Barcelona have stated that he is not for sale the player …

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AshleyArsenal update: Arsene Wenger to move for Davild Villa next week

Arsenal update: Wenger considers Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the balance

In the last couple of days an old rumour has re-surfaced – the one that sees Celtic’s Victor Wanyama joining the club as a holding midfielder. Wanyama has been impressive for Celtic in both the Scottish Premiership and The Champions League and would be a straight replacement for Alex Song who left for Barcelona in the summer. The Indie says …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wenger considers Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the balance

Arsenal update – David Villa wants to leave Barca now says Spanish paper

The David Villa to Arsenal saga was thought to be over last week after Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said “I completely rule out the transfer of Villa during the winter market.” However, in what could be great news for Arsenal fans, the 31 year old striker apparently doesn’t see things that way. The Independent has reports from Spanish paper Sport …

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AshleyArsenal update – David Villa wants to leave Barca now says Spanish paper
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Arsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?

Well Arsenal fans, it was nice to dream, but it seems pretty definite now that Barca’s David Villa will not be joining the club in the transfer window. According to Goal Wenger had a team ready to jet off to Spain this weekend, but they have put their passports away for now. The player is understood to be quite keen …

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AshleyArsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?
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Ashley Cole in Real Madrid talks with PSG waiting in the wings

There’s a huge amount of speculation this morning about the next move of Chelsea’s England left back Ashley Cole. According to the Mail he has his heart set on a Spanish swansong. The paper is reporting that the 32 year old who will not be offered a new contract at Chelsea could be on his way to Real Madrid with …

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Is this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids

Yep it is a contender for the best team goal of the season, but there’s no Iniesta pulling strings, Walcott speeding through the middle or Van Persie finishing in style. It is actually a bunch of Greek kids from the AO Giannina club, who kick off and then Tikki-taka the ball all the way though to the opposition’s goal. They …

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AshleyIs this the best team goal of the season? Nope, not Barca or Arsenal, but some Greek kids
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Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell may have told Arsene Wenger that he is not prepared to sell Spanish international striker David Villa in the window. But it seems that hasn’t put the Arsenal manager off. Caught Offside is reporting that Arsenal are still engaging with Barcelona in discussions about Villa and want to sign another of their players. Long term Gunners …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?
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Gareth Bale – is he going to Real Madrid/Barcelona? And why Spurs might not miss him

As Arsene Wenger has found to his cost, sell your best players and it becomes very hard to stay a top team. And that’s a dilemma that must be uppermost in the mind of one André Villas-Boas as he ponders the future of Gareth Bale. There’s no denying the huge talent of the Welsh full back/winger/striker and there are no …

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AshleyGareth Bale – is he going to Real Madrid/Barcelona? And why Spurs might not miss him
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Barcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second

A few years ago I wondered if Arsenal had the highest number of its ex-players in the Premiership. It seemed that every club had their own product of the Arsenal youth team whether they be a Sidwell, Hoyte or a Bothroyd. However the latest figures of who has the most of its players (ok you can call some of them …

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AshleyBarcelona has highest number of its players in European elite leagues – but you’ll never guess who is second
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Pep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence

After winning a host of trophies with his beloved Barca Josep Pep Guardiola is currently in the middle of a sabbatical from the game, quaffing the Espressos, wandering the streets of Manhattan and pondering his next move. With Roberto Di Matteo the latest manager to to be given the Siberian shoulder Pep is odds on favourite to take over the …

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AshleyPep Guardiola – the most stylish man in football. Here’s the evidence