Arsenal 'make improved bid for Barcelona striker David Villa'

Arsene Wenger says Gunners could conduct business today

Simon Rice
Thursday 31 January 2013 16:55 GMT
David Villa
David Villa (GETTY IMAGES)

Arsenal have made an improved bid for David Villa, according to reports today.

The Barcelona striker has been linked with the Gunners throughout the transfer window but the north London club have so far been unsuccessful in their efforts.

Barcelona have consistently said they are not willing to sell the Spain international, but reports today suggest Arsenal are looking to test their resolve with a bid of between £10m-£12m.

Previous bids for the 31-year-old were thought to be closer to £8m.

Speaking after last night's 2-2 draw with Liverpool, Arsene Wenger said he'll "look to the last minute" of the window, and "try to be active".

Arsenal fans have been incredibly frustrated at the lack of activity at the Emirates despite claims their is money at Wenger's disposal.

The Gunners are also in need of a left-back following an injury to Kieran Gibbs that will rule him out for three weeks and the worrying form of Andre Santos.

It's claimed that Gaetan Bong of Ligue 1 side Valenciennes has been offered to the club.

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