Barcelona forward David Villa claims he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Camp Nou this season and was heavily linked with a move away from the Blaugrana in January, with long-time admirers Arsenal keen on securing his services. However, the deal did not materialise as the Catalans were reluctant to part with the experienced Spanish hitman in mid-season.
Villa, who has managed just 12 La Liga starts so far this term, has finally commented on his situation. The La Roja legend confirmed that Barcelona had rejected several approaches from his suitors during the January transfer window and also revealed he would look at his options in the summer.
"Now is not the right time to talk about my future. Let's wait till the end of the season. Several teams had asked about my willingness to move during the January transfer market, but Barcelona rejected all proposals," the forward stated.
Wenger Wary of Berbatov Threat
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has earmarked Dimitar Berbatov as the biggest threat, ahead of Arsenal's Saturday afternoon game against Fulham at Craven Cottage; read an IBTimes UK preview.
The former Manchester United striker has scored five goals in the last seven Premier League matches for the Cottagers, including the winner against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane last month.
"Berbatov is at the heart of their creative side. He can score and he can provide so it's important that we keep him very quiet. But Bryan Ruiz did well the other night, Steven Sidwell played well too and they were very solid at the back," Wenger said.
"They are a good side who everybody takes seriously. They have a good technical level. Martin Jol plays with good football philosophy. He is from the Dutch school and so they always have a good positive attitude. He has bought the players who suit his game and who can play his game," the Frenchman added.