Barcelona rule out David Villa sale to Arsenal

Another Arsenal blow as Barcelona stand firm over Villa as they rule out January move

after breaking his leg at the FIFA Club World Cup in December, 2011.

Vilanova added: 'The other day he scored two goals. We've always said that he's coming off a long injury, and he's getting more minutes all the time. But he's suffering more physical problems again.

'We know how important he is, like last year when we missed him a lot in the second half of the season.

'I'm convinced he will help us a lot over the remainder of the season.'