#FreeDavidVilla - Arsenal fans campaign to sign Spain's record goalscorer

Arsenal fans really want their club to sign David Villa. Can you blame them?

Reports in the press over the weekend have given mixed signals over David Villa's transfer availability.

First on Friday night The Mirror ran an article claiming Arsenal were preparing a £15 million offer which they said Barcelona would accept.

Then 24 hours later The Star ran an article of their own saying Villa is unlikely to move this January because his wife is expecting a baby, although would not rule out a summer move.

That hasn't deterred Arsenal fans from the hope that their club will still land Spain's all time record goalscorer this month.

Perhaps lacking the confidence that their board lack the ability to get the deal done themselves, over the last week fans have been beginning an online campaign to 'Free David Villa' from Barcelona, where he has not been a regular starter this season.

Many of the Twitter comments have been tongue in cheek, others feel a real sense of entitlement that after years of raiding the Gunners resources, Barcelona really do 'owe Arsenal one'. 

Here is a selection of the Tweets:

@samuel29060: We gave you Thierry, Gio, Cesc, Petit, Overmars, Hleb, Song....now#FreeDavidVilla

@arsenalsheep: You got to love how they tap up our players then don't let us talk to the player himself! #AFC #FreeDavidVilla

@arsenalmad79: #freedavidvilla. barca you own us money and we are your feeder club. let him go. too good to be on bench.

@educatedgooner: David Villa on the bench for Barca again. #FreeDavidVilla

@ryanafc_: LOOOOOL how pissed off did David Villa looked tonight when he came on? Clearly don't wanna be there. #MindIsElsewhere #FreeDavidVilla

@orangeiceman10: Wouldn't it be nice to wake up in the morning to David Villa standing beside Arsene Wenger holding an Arsenal shirt #FreeDavidVilla

@thegooner8: The little kid inside David Villa wants Arsenal. Trust me #FreeDavidVilla

@whatabottlejob: @cesc4official have a word for us. #FreeDavidVilla

@kingthierry: Our chance to do to #barca what they been doin to us for the last decade!#afc #FreeDavidVilla #fcblive

@kbeezie: Barcelona are holding David Villa hostage. I am outraged #FreeDavidVilla#Concern Gunner

@marklovegrove: So nice of Barcelona to get David Villa match fit for us #FreeDavidVilla

@misterdupont: that moment when you see villa on the bench and feel sad for him#freeDavidVilla

Can Arsenal tempt Villa to join them this January? Would he solve their problems?

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