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First team action has been difficult to come by this fall for David Villa, and as El Guaje grows frustrated with his position on the bench, a number of Premier League clubs—including Arsenal—have come asking.
It seems that no one seems to know exactly what Tito Vilanova has in store for the Spanish striker but a January transfer would be hard to rule out entirely.
However, with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City apparently ready to make their own bids, ruling out a move to Arsenal seems like a no-brainer.
Arsene Wenger has never been one to embrace a big money transfer fee of the sort David Villa is sure to require. And with the Spanish striker cup tied in any mid-year move, a boost in the league is what his various suitors are after. It seems unlikely that Villa—already 31—would want to wind down the season, and his career, fighting for next year’s fourth Champion’s League spot in the EPL.
Crazier things have happened in football, but this one seems far-fetched.