Joey Barton: Arsene Wenger almost signed me at Arsenal until this happened
Barton now plies his trade in Scotland with Rangers but has played for five other clubs during his professional career.
The midfielder left his second employers Newcastle for QPR in 2011, but it was during his last days at St James’ Park that he jeopardised a potential move to Arsenal.
"I signed for QPR on the rebound from Arsenal,” Barton wrote in his new book No Nonsense.
“Pat Rice, Arsene Wenger's assistant, had told Peter Kay they fancied me.
"A meeting with me was in the manager's diary for the first Tuesday of the new season.
“He had the perfect opportunity to monitor my... read more
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