Arsenal's pursuit of David Villa has gone quiet in recent weeks, but this morning newspapers both Spanish and English reported that Arsenal have been boosted by his newfound conviction to leave Barcelona before the transfer window closes.

According Sport.es, a Barcelona-favouring sports paper in Spain, Villa held a meeting with Tito Vilanova in which he stated frankly that he wanted to be elsewhere.

His usage in the team has not increased, despite appearing with two goals in a recent game with Celta Vigo.

Villa has had enough of not being used enough by the manager, and is aware of the interest from numerous Premier League clubs, something that interests him greatly.

Arsenal in particular are his favourite for a move, and he has been speaking to an unnamed member of the Arsenal squad for a while now (likely fellow Spaniard Santi Cazorla) about life in London and the possibility of a move.

Before you start printing Villa 7 Arsenal shirts, it would take a bid of around 17 million or a bit less to convince Barca to release Villa, and Arsene Wenger is unlikely to break his transfer record for a 31 year-old.

Then again, Arsenal do have leverage regarding payments for Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song, so they make be able to negotiate a discount.

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-1 #16 Alan Radmall 2013-01-26 12:58
Quoting TONY:
GUNNERS FAITHFULS,IT WILL NOT BE OUR FAULT IF WE DECIDE TO DECAMP AND JOIN ANOTHER CLUB.AFTER ALL NASRI. CLICHY.FAB.RVP.SONG,THEY LEFT 4 GREENER PASTURES.DON'T BLAME ANY OF US BLAME WENGER.

Quoting TONY:
GUNNERS FAITHFULS,IT WILL NOT BE OUR FAULT IF WE DECIDE TO DECAMP AND JOIN ANOTHER CLUB.AFTER ALL NASRI. CLICHY.FAB.RVP.SONG,THEY LEFT 4 GREENER PASTURES.DON'T BLAME ANY OF US BLAME WENGER.


True Gooners have the right to critiise our team. Like a family - we bitch and shout - but we remain family. We can never turn away to support another team. Enjoy Man U - like the rest of the non-serious supporters.
-2 #15 Kanyoro 2013-01-25 11:21
Iwon't be surprised if arsenal hppen to hold psition 3 last on da table dis season.
0 #14 pira 2013-01-24 00:38
i think wenger has lost it
+3 #13 Andrew Smith 2013-01-22 20:52
David come to Arsenal where you will be appreciated and your name could be the first on the team sheet.
+3 #12 gunnertillidie 2013-01-22 18:46
we will hopefully sign 2 more. bids have been made but on the d-low . we need a full back . a defensive midfielder and an atacker we cant keep relying on diaby hes not the same since he come back from injury and if artetas out? silly mistakes keep geting made i now but we all human... we will make it to champs league 100%. i gota lotta faith in arsene we made it in the champs lge last 15 years running who else done that in prem league? noone thats who .everyone jus be patient call yourself arsenal fans wheres the support?!
0 #11 gunnertillidie 2013-01-22 18:35
Quoting Bongomin:
TO ALL THE ARSENAL FANS WORLDWIDE JUST FORGET ABOUT SEEING ANY NEW FACE DURING THIS TRANSFER WINDOW REASONS BEING THAT WENGER IS A SHREWD WHO LOVE TO SEE THE DECLINE OF THIS BELOVED CLUB, LET US JOIN HAND AND PRAY FOR WENGER'S EXIT FROM THIS CLUB. WENGER I HATE YOUR TRANSFER POLICIES AND STYLE OF PLAY.
you mate aint got a fuking clue go back to the ***house n knock one out!
-6 #10 Bongomin 2013-01-22 14:31
TO ALL THE ARSENAL FANS WORLDWIDE JUST FORGET ABOUT SEEING ANY NEW FACE DURING THIS TRANSFER WINDOW REASONS BEING THAT WENGER IS A SHREWD WHO LOVE TO SEE THE DECLINE OF THIS BELOVED CLUB, LET US JOIN HAND AND PRAY FOR WENGER'S EXIT FROM THIS CLUB. WENGER I HATE YOUR TRANSFER POLICIES AND STYLE OF PLAY.
+1 #9 J 2013-01-22 07:05
Will not be leaving braca - it's a sham that braca
Have reduced this great striker to bit roll -should
Be playing instead of SAnchaz
J
-6 #8 TONY 2013-01-22 06:29
GUNNERS FAITHFULS,IT WILL NOT BE OUR FAULT IF WE DECIDE TO DECAMP AND JOIN ANOTHER CLUB.AFTER ALL NASRI. CLICHY.FAB.RVP.SONG, THEY LEFT 4 GREENER PASTURES.DON'T BLAME ANY OF US BLAME WENGER.
+5 #7 Bomber 2013-01-22 01:39
This is exactly what we need he would be amazing for us. We arent that far away just need a couple of reinforcements and we should be fine
+3 #6 oracle Nelson 2013-01-21 17:43
I hope one day, Wenger will realize that a club without trophies (honours) have no honour, God help Arsenal FC cos I know he might not buy anybody despite these speculations and poor performances
0 #5 kim kim 2013-01-21 13:40
arsenal has potential but the manager is the problem as in he uses out dated style of the game,if he can use other tactics of the game we can do better.moreso he shld not be an economizer to the club money,never experiment with players let them play where they are supposed to play.we as fans we are getting dishonoured.
+9 #4 Gillespie-Bill 2013-01-21 13:39
The sort of player we should have signed a few years back, if the boss had of signed one marquee signing each season I firmly believe that Cesc and RVP would still be with us. Fingers crossed.
+4 #3 Desmond C. Okorie 2013-01-21 12:45
Wenger is making every Gunners fans sick and tired of watching our game with his fake news about transfers and performance this season... He has to go to the market before it close so we can get back to our stand and we'll be happy coz we love him and the club but he doesnt see that as a geniue reason after lot of toothless seasons...God bless Arsenal
+12 #2 Mike 2013-01-21 12:22
I'm not holding my breath but I would love to see him I'm a red shirt
0 #1 Sam 2013-01-21 12:18
We shouldn't get too excited. If Balotelli leaves Citeh, then they'll be looking for reinforcements...

:-(