21 Aug '13, 9am

Guillem Balague revealed on Revista how Arsenal missed out on signing 2.3m euro David Villa

Guillem Balague has revealed how Arsenal missed out on signing Spanish international David Villa for potentially as little as 2.3m euros. The 31-year-old joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona this summer as he brought to an end his three-year stay at the Nou Camp. "I think that David Villa, who took his kids to a British school, expected Arsenal to come back but they didn't." Guillem Balague Balague told Revista that Arsenal tried to sign the player in January but failed to follow up that interest when Barcelona were eager to offload the forward this summer. Villa was largely restricted to appearances off the bench in his final season at the Nou Camp as he made his way back from a broken leg, which kept him out of the game for eight months. And this, Balague suspects, was what deterred Arsene Wenger from making another bid for the player. "In January Arsenal came and offer...

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