Do Arsenal really prefer Lopez to Villa?

There are two Spanish front men who Arsenal are actively trying to sign at the minute, apparently, and if reports are true then the Gunners have tabled offers for both of them. The strange thing, to me, is that Arsenal have only put in the bid for David Villa from Barcelona because their initial bid for Adrian Lopez was turned down by Athletico Madrid.

Both reports are from Goal.com, who go on to claim that Arsenal are preparing a fresh bid for Adrian, which will be about the same as the £14 million that they are willing to splash out to bring 31-year old Villa to the Emirates. We are waiting to see if Barcelona can be persuaded to part with Spain’s record goal scorer who is a big favourite with the Barca faithful, but because of his £110,000 a week wages, Arsenal will not up the bid.

There is a personal issue as well, because Villa is soon to become a father, and may not want to uproot his family to another country at this time. He is definitely open to a move away from the Catalan club, though, because of his lack of playing opportunities. If we fail in our attempt for Villa, Arsenal will then, apparently, go back with a better offer for Adrian, possibly even triggering his release clause of £15 million.

I think that Villa is a much better option, but it seems that Arsenal are not really prepared to go for broke, as usual.

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113 thoughts on “Do Arsenal really prefer Lopez to Villa?

  1. papercutz

    selling RVP was the worst move ever in the history of the club i would have made him the highest paid player in football history

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  2. nick

    How can u sell the best centre forward?????? Dumb fackinn side…… I’m sooooo unhappy!!!!!! Now we on the hunt for a a striker, wen we cud have just paid the damn man and for once record a loss…. Which I doubt would put the club in that position…… Wenger and co., here’s a new years MIDDLE FINGERRRRRR…….. I HOPE U ALLLLLLL JUSSSS GET HEART FAILURES and DIE!!!!!! We suckkkkk face it gooners

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  3. mark

    Hope this is true but i will only believve when it is posted on the official arenal website

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  4. Baldylox

    Just pay the fu##ing price and get him in stop pissing about and losing targets over pennys
    Villa that is

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  5. Habib

    I will be very pls to see that we have sign so many strickers and centre forward this season.

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  6. trm

    Lopez would be better than spending £15m on a 31 year old who over the last 3 seasons has been either injured or on the bench. Looks like Arsene got egg on his face when trying to tap up Holtby and than Spurs announcing his purchase.
    Already behind on the transfer front. We really need a solid quick progessive centre mid inforcer and a top forward and ideally not to miss out on potential ones for the future
    but I know I am asking for too much!!!lol

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  7. zulhazmiabd

    Waiting and waiting and waiting and nothing happen at last.Just watching Demba Ba scored 4 his new club…..sigh!

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  8. Luke

    RVP left due to a lack of trophies, not money and I can’t blame him either. Wenger needs to keep our top players and sign some good ones otherwise please move on to another club!

    As for Adrian, he is an overrated striker – his goal rate isn’t all that. While I wouldn’t really pay £16 million for a 31 year old who broke his leg last season, David Villa is miles better and is a proven goalscorer at the highest level.

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  9. John Hannon

    How can Wenger play Mertersacker otherwise THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, THE QUEEN MARY WOULD TURN QUICKER THAN HIM, HE WAS TOTALLY AT FAULT FOR FIRST GOAL. rAMSEY PLAYED OUT OF POSITION AND ONLY A SHADOW OF THE PLAYER HE WAS BEFORE HIS HORRIFIC LEG BREAK.Why was THE OX on the bench? Why does
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    WTheo take corners and free kicks? he is hopeless at both.

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