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Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for controversial Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton– a player he has recently described as ‘great’.

Arsene Wenger has ruled out a move for controversial Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton– a player he has recently described as ‘great’.

The 28-year-old, who is available on a free this summer, was centre of attention when the two sides drew 0-0 at St James’ Park on Saturday after instigating a mass brawl which saw Gunners debutant Gervinho sent off.

Wenger was quoted in The Guardian stating:

‘Nobody dismisses signing Joey Barton but I don’t think we envisage doing that at the moment.’

‘I like the courage of the player. He’s a good player. Sometimes there’s trouble with his temper but he’s a great player.’

He jovially added:

‘Maybe the way to sort Barton out is to sign him. Maybe that’s the solution.’

Barton has been linked with a move to the Emirates and White Hart Lane on the basis that both club have  soft underbellies. Arsenal’s midfield used to be a tough act under the Invincibles but Tottenham haven’t had anyone to consistently boss the their squad in 2o years.

Barton might have ‘issues’ but mark these words; as Spurs and Arsenal struggle to make the top four this season, just you watch Newcastle benefit from the unsophisticated talents of Joseph Barton.

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