Arsene Wenger is well aware of what goes on in and around the world of football, so I am sure that reports of David Villa’s frustration have reached his office at Arsenal. The Spanish international is unhappy at his lack of playing opportunities since he recovered from a horrendous injury and is showing all the signs of wanting a move away from Catalonia.
In tow games recently, Villa has had on-field arguments with Lionel Messi. The Argentinean has reproached Villa for not passing the ball to him, and Villa has, understandably, reacted angrily. Messi may be a superstar and on the verge of winning his fourth Ballon D’Or in a row, but Villa is not too shabby a player himself.
Villa is the all time record scorer for the Spanish national side, with 53 from 85 games. His record at Barcelona is pretty good as well, averaging a goal every other game. He has got five from 10 this season, despitew not being allowed to play a whole game yet. Barcelona claim they are protecting his leg, but Villa is adamant he is fully fir and cannot understand why he is not getting played.
After sitting out the whole of last night’s Champions League game, Villa has had enough, according to Skysports Spanish expert. His injury, which cost him nearly a year on the sidelines, threatened to end his career and that has made him determined to make the most of his remaining time. At 30-years old and in great condition, Villa has a number of years at the top level of football left in him and he doesn’t want to spend them on the bench.
The other side of the coin is in the hands of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board. Depending on the price, they may be unwilling to spend money on a striker of that age, no matter what his record is. There may also be other clubs in the way. Chelsea and Liverpool are both desperate for strikers and are not afraid of throwing money around. I think that Wenger would like to do the deal, as long as does not have to break the bank. It is more likely to be the wage demands rather than the transfer fee that would stop Arsenal from signing Villa.
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