There is a massive divide amongst Arsenal fans as to whether Arsene Wenger should sign Joey Barton from Newcastle and I have rarely seen an issue cause so much anger on these pages with 88 comments so far!
Well today the ex-Newcastle star Micky Quinn has confirmed that Arsenal have indeed made an inquiry for Barton. Quinn said: “I know through a third party that Arsenal have enquired about Joey Barton.
“What I’m gutted about as an ex-Newcastle player is that the spine of the team, the personality of the team is going to be gone.
“Why are they letting players like Joey Barton go if they have any ambition, but it’s only going to Arsenal’s gain.
“He’ll put a bit of steel into that Arsenal team, he goes forward, he was made captain, he’s grown up and he said himself that he’s making up for lost time for stupidity and injury, he wants to get to the top.
“I think Joey has settled down a lot now, we know he’s a bit of a hot-head, we know he’s paid on and off the pitch for his stupidity but he’s settled down.”
The price of around £1.5m will certainly please Wenger, but it seems that quite a lot of Arsenal fans aren’t keen on the idea……