Arsenal need a new striker, not many would disagree. There are widely different thoughts and reports about who that is going to be, however. Barcelona are going to try their hardest to ensure that it is not the 31-year old Spanish hit man David Villa.
You cannot blame the club for trying to hold on to him, he is a quality player. He has apparently fully recovered from the horrendous leg break that kept him out of the side for about a year, and that is thought to have been a big factor in Real Madrid being able to take the Spanish title last season.
The problem is that Villa does not feel appreciated by the club at the minute. Despite being fully fit, he has hardly featured this season. He is the second top scorer in the club with five league goals but has spent a fraction of the time that youngsters such as Pedro and Tello have had on the pitch.
The director of football, Zubizaretta, has insisted that the striker is important to the club, but the Spanish media think he is seriously considering his future.