Arsenal dismiss transfer talk

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has stated that he is unaware of any attempt to bring Joey Barton to the club, going against comments made by the midfielder earlier in the week.

The now QPR man claimed that if it had not been for his clash with Gervinho on the first day of the season whilst still playing for Newcastle, he may have moved to North London.

The altercation saw the Ivorian striker sent off on his debut, and left a sour taste in the mouth with Arsene Wenger’s men; despite this Hill-Wood is unaware of any interest in Barton.

“It’s not something the board heard about and if it was a serious proposition I certainly would have expected us to,” the executive told The Daily Star.

Barton hit back on social networking site Twitter, claiming he is happy to have moved to Loftus Road.

“Am not going to be drawn on PHW’s comments. He obviously needs to open a dialogue channel with Wenger, Pat Rice and Steve Rowley.

“I feel I made the right move for me, am very happy at QPR and wish Arsenal, the best of luck. Everything happens for a reason, I believe,” he stated.
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