Are Arsenal in for David Villa? by KJ
It’s no secret that Arsenal are in desperate need for a striker. Giroud by all accounts has struggled to adapt and his goal scoring form is non-existent. There have been vague rumours that Arsenal are interested in the likes of Huntelaar and Ba. Huntelaar personally is an average striker at best and will be found out if we sign him. His goal scoring form although admirable should be credited to the rest of his team mates. They have to carry him as he does nothing throughout a match before netting one here or there. That’s good enough for a team that wants top 4 but not for a team that wants to contend for the title. Ba on the other hand just doesn’t really excite me. Nothing about him makes me feel “he’s a brilliant player and I’d love him at Arsenal”.
However, quite a few of the reliable people on Twitter are saying that Arsenal are interested in David Villa. Yeah that’s right, the player who’s won a Euros, a world cup, La Liga and the Champions League. He’s only just turned 31 and I feel he’s similar to Di Natale meaning he can still go for another 3 years.
What I like about Villa is that it screams ambition. He’s one of the best strikers in the world and isn’t as injury prone as people like to make out. His only real notable injury was a leg break but he’s got over that and has proved that he still has the knack for scoring this season.
Apparently Barca want to get rid of him as quickly as possible as they pave way the move of Neymar next summer. Wenger seems to be interested in him as he’ll be available for a cut price of £15m.
I’d love him at Arsenal, what about you?