Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his club has ruled out a move for the 31-year old Spaniard. After being linked with the club for a possible move in the january transfer window, the Gunners boss has said they are no longer in pursuit of him. They will be focusing on Atletico Madrid striker Adrian instead. Wenger also revealed the club will not be making a offer for Mohamed Diame, also rumored to be on Arsenal's radar for a reported bid of £3.5 million.
"We have been linked with David Villa but nothing concrete there. We are not on the case," Wenger told reporters when asked about a potential move for the striker.
"We have not contacted West Ham about Diame.
"We want to make things happen from inside the club. We have the resources to do well
"The gamble is much bigger than during the summer. The number of players you are allowed to sign should be limited."
Wenger also praised the form of Theo Walcott, who recently signed a new contract with Arsenal, as well as French striker Olivier Giroud who he believes is adjusting well to the English Premiership and life in London in general.
"[Walcott] has improved everywhere. His finishing has improved a lot. [Giroud] is developing well and fights for the team," he added.
"[Ramsey] has a good performance [against West Ham] in a position that I think is made for him. We have to make up some ground. What was important for me was the manner we responded."
Arsenal have yet to sign any player in the transfer window.