WTTGT Writer: Simon Bourne (Site Editor) – Follow Me
Everybody’s favourite pantomime villain, Joey Barton has been speaking yet again, this time to suggest that the opening day debacle between himself and Arsenal debutant, Gervinho, scuppered his imminent move to Arsenal.
The England cap had been linked with Arsenal over the scourse of the summer, with many fans objecting to any such move, but did Arsenal miss an opportunity to add some much needed steel to an otherwise creative midfield?
Barton said: “If I hadn’t played against Arsenal, I may have signed for them.
“There were a couple of conversations [with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger] but that’s different to actually signing.
“The Gervinho incident happened and there’s nothing I can do about it now. If it happened again, I’d like to think I’d deal with it differently.
“Things happen for a reason and there’s a lesson to be learned from it. Right now we [QPR] sit above Arsenal in the table – hopefully that’s the case in May.”
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