Burnley Midfielder Joey Barton has confirmed he was due to hold talks with Arsenal in 2011 .
“No, intermediaries spoke on their behalf,” Barton said when asked if he spoke to Arsene Wenger. “There was definitely some low-level interest, and before I got sent off against Arsenal, when the thing with Gervinho happened, I was due to hold some form of discussions with them. But then it never came to be. Would I have liked to have played for Arsenal? Of course. Who wouldn’t?”
Joey Barton is back in the Premier League with Burnley after a disappointing spell in Scotland with Rangers.
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