Arsenal update: Higuain deal close, Payet buzz, Villa off to Spurs?

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There is still no hard news coming out of Madrid this morning, which means that several news sites are running with ‘Gonzalo Higuain deal gets even closer’ type stories. At least a couple of sites have claimed that an Arsenal entourage are in Madrid and that Wenger may be jetting out to join them soon. Goal also says that Higuain’s …

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Arsenal update: Update on Williams, Villa and Gervinho

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Well we must be nearing the transfer deadline window proper – it opens on July 1st – as a lot of those apparent ‘done deals’ are now looking very wobbly, which in my book equates to selling clubs holding out for more money. The one that saddens is me a little is the news coming from Swansea that Arsenal and …

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Five reasons why Arsenal haven’t made any big signings yet – Wenger, Jovetic, Fabregas

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So no Jovetic, Higuain or Rooney. Well not yet anyhow. Here are five possible reasons why Arsenal still haven’t secured that marquee signing. 1 Arsene Wenger’s contract talks got in the way – Today Arsenal’s CE Ivan Gazidis has said that he expects Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract very shortly. Maybe all the talk about his future was …

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Arsenal go head to head with Spurs for David Villa. Could Wilfried Bony be the back up plan?

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This afternoon has seen a bit of news on a couple of players who Arsenal have apparently been tracking for ages. The first is an update from Talksport about the possible future of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. In case you missed the chat from a few weeks ago Bony has impressed Wenger, and indeed half of Europe with his …

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Arsenal update: Wenger speaks about Rooney and Fabregas and has Villa signed a pre-contract deal?

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Arsene Wenger has been speaking to Al Jazeera and may or may not have been dropping some pretty serious hints about who he fancies signing in the summer. Judging by these words I think we can safely assume that Wayne Rooney, who Wenger has previously described as most talented English player he had seen, is on his radar “Rooney could …

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Arsenal update: Guillem Balague says £10 million bid for David Villa

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There is some real confusion about where David Villa will be playing football next season. However it seems very unlikely that he will be joining any clubs that can’t offer him Champions League football so that means Spurs and Liverpool are out of the picture. So then where does that leave Arsenal? A couple of sources are quoting Spanish football …

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Arsenal update: David Villa – it is us or Spurs?

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So David Villa’s quest to re start his carer in North London and the Premiership continues, however the news this morning is that the Spanish striker might not heading for his expected destination The Barca man, who very nearly joined Arsenal in the winter window is, according to radio station Cadena Ser and newspaper Mundo Deportivo, on his way to …

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Arsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

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Another of the winter’s main targets for Arsene Wenger is back in the news again. Barca’s David Villa is the subject of much speculation this morning as it was revealed that he allegedly had one one foot at Arsenal in the winter. Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claims that the North Londoners had offered £8.5m for the 31-year-old, but the La …

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Is the David Villa to Arsenal story dead if Barca offer him a new contract?

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The Daily Mail this morning is running with a story that Barcelona are about to offer Arsenal target David Villa a new contract. The 31 year old was hankering for a move in the transfer window as injuries had pushed him down the Catalan club’s pecking order. However after some excellent recent performances the club have decided that they want …

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Too late for Arsenal? David Villa told he can leave Barcelona by club’s VP

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Here is yet another thing guaranteed to set Arsene Wenger’s teeth on edge this morning. After spending days chasing the player in the transfer window only to be told that the club wouldn’t let him go, it now transpires that Barcelona are willing to let David Villa leave. Talk Sports is reporting that he will not be kept at Barcelona …

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Rumours of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona? The Arsenal captain’s curse again!?

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Here’s an interesting question for Arsenal fans. Would you cash in Thomas Vermaelen for a Barca player or two? Well that’s the rumour that has been picked up the Daily Mirror which suggests that the Catalans are lining up the Arsenal defender as a replacement for Eric Abidal who is unlikely to return to to-level footballer after his illnesses. In …

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Arsenal update: Wenger’s press conference has injury news (Gibbs/Wilshere), update on Villa and more

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Arsene Wenger had a pretty busy time of it this morning at the Arsenal press conference fielding questions about upcoming games against Blackburn and Bayern as well as the future of Santos, Villa and more. Firstly on the injuries, Wenger revealed there was a possibility that Kieran Gibbs could be back in time for the game against Bayern ‘Kieran has …

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Arsenal update: Barcelona want €20m for David Villa. Is he too expensive now?

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Is this the end of the David Vila to Arsenal story? It certainly feels as if it might be that way. Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, which has been reported in the UK here, has stated that Barca have put a €20m price tag of their star striker – way more than the £10m (€11.5m) that Arsenal were reported to have …

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Will Arsenal lose out on David Villa if they don’t quality for the Champions League?

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As Arsenal fans don’t need reminding they are currently in sixth in the Premiership and are four points behind Spurs in fourth. Yet many supporters share Arsene Wenger’s confidence that the club will once again qualify for the Champions League. Many pundits are backing the Gunners too with Mark Lawrenson also confident that Arsenal will see off their rivals. The …

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So who else did Arsenal try to sign on the last day of the window? Villa? Traore? Capoue?

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As well as the signing of Nacho Monreal Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal got pretty close to grabbing another player on the last day of the window. However that player’s club refused to let the player go and the deal fell through. So who was that player? It was assumed initially to be either Barcelona’s David Villa or West Ham’s …

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Bit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

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If you thought you had heard the last of the David Vila to Arsenal stories now the window has closed – think again. The Sun  is running with a story today that suggests that Barcelona’s want-away striker will push the deal through in the summer. The Sun says After a long-term injury last season, Villa has failed to command a …

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Arsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

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Well it looked at one point as if the big Arsenal story would be the signings of David Villa and Mohammed Diame. A number of sources are suggesting that Arsenal are still talking to Barcelona about Villa.  Also agent Sky Andrew, who has reasonably close links with the club, has told Talk Sport to expect a few big surprises later …

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Arsenal update: All quiet, but for one last push for David Villa or Edin Džeko?

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After a game in which Arsenal created a huge number of chances only to see many of them squandered by their current striker you might have thought that Arsene Wenger would be combing Europe for reinforcements. Well Wenger said after the game last night “We will try to be active. It won’t be easy but at the moment I have …

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Arsenal update: one last try to sign David Villa, but now Man City want him too

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In what is perhaps the most predictable news of the day The Daily Mail is running with the story that after crisis talks with Ivan Gazidis Arsene Wenger is going to have one last try to sign David Villa in the window. The Mail says Arsenal remain in pursuit of Barcelona striker Villa, despite Wenger insisting yesterday that a potential …

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

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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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