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Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists he has no knowledge of any discussions to sign midfielder Joey Barton during the summer transfer window.
The 9-year-old claimed yesterday the only reason he did not sign for the Gunners was because of his opening day fight with striker Gervinho while playing for his former club, Newcastle United.
The Englishman believes the incident, which saw the Ivorian sent off, meant manager Arsene Wenger decided on not bringing him to the Emirates.
Barton was available on a free at the time after the Magpies had allowed him to look for another club. He eventually moved to Queens Park Rangers.
But Hill-Wood says he had no knowledge of the manager trying to sign the tempestuous bad boy.
“It’s not something the board heard about and if it was a serious proposition I certainly would have expected us to,” he told the Daily Star.
Barton himself refuted the suggestion on Twitter: “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.”