David Villa to Arsenal? We've now got less than 24 hours to find out...
Who needs David Villa when you have Olivier Giroud right?
Except you don't turn down the chance to get a player of David Villa's class when you can get him, which is why Arsene Wenger must get to work today and try to pull out all the stops.
Quizzed after the 2-2 draw with Liverpool yesterday the manager said no deals were close. A bluff or a candid admission the Gunners are looking up blind alleys for potential signings?
We asked fans yesterday how they predicted deadline day panning out, looking at potential signings for the Gunners.
This included a poll, and the results are as follows:
Will Arsenal sign a player before deadline?
Yes - David Villa - 44 per cent
Yes - I don't mind who - 17 per cent
No - There is nobody worth signing - 11 per cent
No - Wenger out! - 26 per cent
So while there are clearly a despondent portion of fans who are unhappy with Arsene Wenger's approach, the positivity of the majority is willing David Villa to touch down in North London later today.
He was an unused subsitute for Barcelona last night in the Clasico at the Bernabeu, a game which ended 1-1. The conspiracy theories will grow.
Over to you Arsene...
Can Wenger seal the deal for Villa and convince Barcelona to sell?
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