Frenchman hopes personal touch will persuade Barcelona striker to opt for the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger has spoken to Barcelona striker David Villa to convince him he should move to Arsenal, writes the Sunday People.
The Gunners are one of five clubs to have inquired about his availability but manager Wenger has opted for the personal touch to improve his chances of landing the 31-year-old Spain attacker.
Villa, who has scored 53 goals in 85 matches for Spain, is now hugely tempted by the possibility of a January move to the Emirates.
And while Barca are happy for discussions to take place, they have made it clear to both the player and Arsenal that they do not want to sell him until the summer.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Reports linking Barcelona striker David Villa with a January move to the Premier League are gathering pace, with Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham all thought to be keen on the Spaniard.
It’s no surprise that Villa has so many suitors. After all, the 31-year-old was considered one of the most lethal strikers in world football at the beginning of last season, before a nasty leg break sidelined the marksman for eight months.
Villa, who joined Barcelona from Valencia for £33m, has struggled to win back his place in the Los Cules first team, with new boss Tito Vilanova favouring the likes of Pedro, Alexis Sanchez and Christian Tello as support for the irrepressible Lionel Messi.
Even so, Villa has managed 5 La Liga goals in just six starts, suggesting the phenomenal goal-scoring form that earned him the move from the Mestalla to the Nou Camp in 2010 has not deserted him.
Arsenal are certainly in need of a striker and if boss Arsene Wenger really has spoken to Villa this week, it could be the personal touch that sees the World Cup winner opt for the Gunners over their Premier League rivals.
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