Wenger desperate to sign Villa

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will try to personally convince Barcelona striker David Villa to sign for the club, according to reports.

British newspaper the Sunday People have claimed that the French tactician is determined to land the Blaugrana forward and will talk to the 31-year-old in person in a bid to bring him to the Premier League.

The Spain international has been linked with a number of clubs recently having fallen out of favour at Camp Nou since his injury lay-off last term.

The former Valencia man has failed to play 90 minutes in the League this season, but has still managed to bag five goals for Tito Vilanova's side.

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