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Arsenal FC: 5 Reasons Arsene Wenger Should Swoop for Joey Barton
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Joey Barton: Courting Interest of Many Clubs, Including Arsenal

Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton is reportedly keen on a £70,000-a-week switch to Arsenal after being told by Mike Ashley he could leave the Toon on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old is courting interest from Arsene Wenger's side, along with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Stoke City and Celtic.

The fact that United, Arsenal and Tottenham have immediately been credited with a move for the Newcastle star speaks volumes of the player's quality.

And so, here are five reasons why Arsene Wenger should consider a swoop for Joey Barton.

 

You can follow Yoosof Farah on Twitter @TheSportsJourno

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