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

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

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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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Arsenal update: Mohamed Diame ready to join, striker hunt continues

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With only three days to go before the end of the transfer window Arsene Wenger should in theory be a busy man today. If Arsenal are going to sign two players before the deadline we should start hearing some concrete news from The Emirates very soon. One player who is apparently desperate to join Arsenal is West Ham’s Mohamed Diame. …

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Arsenal update: Does Giroud’s form mean the chase for David Villa is over?

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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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Arsene Wenger Arsenal press conference update. Villa; ‘not on the case.’ No new players a possibility?

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There might just be a week to go in the transfer window but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger doesn’t seem in too much of a hurry to buy new players. Describing signing new players in the winter window as ‘a gamble’ at his press conference Wenger went on to say that he also thinks that the number of deals in the …

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Arsenal update: good and bad news on the David Villa chase

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There some good news and band news for Arsenal fans this morning – well those who covet the signing of one David Villa from Barcelona. The good news is that the player didn’t get a run out in the Catalan team’s 4-2 victory over Malaga in the Copa del Rey last night. Villa is apparently frustrated at his lack of …

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

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

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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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Arsenal update – Barca say no to Villa, so Wenger to chase Adrian Lopez?

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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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Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

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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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Arsenal update: Walcott to be offered £25million to stay. German defender linked

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Worryingly for Arsenal fans keen to see Arsene Wenger strengthen his squad it has been a fairly quiet morning for transfer rumours. The big one is the seemingly never ending saga of Theo Walcott and his new contract. In an exclusive – ain’t they always – The Mail says that player will get a five-year deal worth in the region …

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Arsenal update: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and James McCarthy targeted and Wenger phones David Villa.

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Is Arsene Wenger losing interest in French bad boy Yann M’Villa? Possibly because according to the Mirror he has a new midfielder on  his radar, Wigan’s highly rated Republic of Ireland player James McCarthy. McCarthy has been very consistent this season and was highly impressive  when Arsenal beat Wigan a few weeks ago. The Mirror reports that Arsenal will offer …

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Arsenal update: David Villa on his way? Luke Shaw going cold?

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Two years ago if you had suggested that Arsene Wenger would be wiling to splash out £15 million plus for a 31 year old you would have been laughed out of The Emirates. Yet this morning it seems as if that a big money signing of a player entering the twilight of his career might come through as Arsenal have …

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Arsenal update – no news on M’Vila or Villa, but Abou Diaby is back

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So a fairly quiet day for Arsenal on the transfer front. Yann M’Vila has been making noises about moving to The Premiership and there are strong rumours that Arsenal could be about to sign the Rennes player – but nothing concrete yet. Barcelona also seed to have decide that they will let David Villa go after all, but if Arsenal …

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Villa, Sneijder, Zaha and the 10 most wanted players in the transfer window

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So, there is just a few hours to go before paper talk can become reality and the winter transfer window opens. This winter expect some serious cash to be flying with Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool desperate to strengthen their squads to keep them in the frame for Champions League qualification, and Man City and Chelsea mulling over big money strikers. …

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Wenger’s winter shopping list – the six players who could re-ignite Arsenal’s season

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On one level that was a pretty impressive display by the Gunners against Newcastle. However before we get carried away and start predicting great things for the club in the new year it is worth noting the following. Firstly, injury-crippled Newcastle aren’t far off relegation fodder at the moment. Secondly Arsenal were poor for much of the first half managing …

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