Originally posted on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 1/22/13
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David Villa wants out – Arsenal’s hopes boosted - originally posted on Soccerlens.comDavid Villa has dropped a bombshell by intimating to Barcelona hierarchies that he wants to leave the Catalan club, boosting hope for Arsenal to try and lure him in the January transfer window. The Spain international has been left frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities and is looking to quit Nou Camp for regular football. When the rumours first surfaced in the media, the La Liga giants made it clear that the club would not entertain any loan move for the player but could consider the options of a permanent switch. That prompted Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is a keen admirer of the player, to usurp that opportunity and step up the chase, even selling some of the unwanted players at the club to generate the necessary funds. However, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell changed his stance and revealed that the player won’t be sold in mid-season. Even, the club’s director of football...
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