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Arsenal midfielder likes the look of Villa, but can Arsenal afford him?

Arsenal’s midfield matador Cesc Fabregas reckons that David Villa isn’t a bad little player, cooing:

“I would love to have him in my team because you can see the difference he makes,”

..and although he’ll have to join the ever-lengthening queue, his boss Arsene Wenger just might have a chance of snapping him up and beating The Lord of the Ferg to yet another signing. Valencia’s atrocious season has combined all the worst elements of Derby County and the Wall Street Crash, and as a result they are looking to sell everything that isn’t nailed down.

“Earlier this year, Villa remarked that, if he were to go to the Premier League, Arsenal would be his first choice because of their style of football. With Emmanuel Adebayor continually linked with AC Milan and Eduardo da Silva recovering from the horrific injury he sustained at Birmingham – though he might be able to join in pre-season training – Wenger is in the market for a centre-forward and Valencia have said they will listen to ‘serious offers’.” (Independent)

Villa would obviously be a great addition to the Arsenal squad, but with the Independent speculating that a bid of around £28million will be needed, is this really a realistic target for Wenger, a man who normally searches for his footballing gems in the Pound Store rather than Sotheby’s??

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