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Pointless Liverpool Target Opts For £9m Arsenal Move

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The Rumour

Gareth Barry is holding out for a summer move to Arsenal.

Aston Villa captain Barry is desperate to play Champions League football during the best years of his career – and the Gunners are his No.1 option.

Though Villa want him to see out the remaining year of his contract, Starsport understands he wants out now.

The Source: (Daily Star)

The Analysis

This is interesting and may well come as a source of good news for Liverpool and Arsenal fans. Gareth Barry could be more suited to joining Wenger’s side as he looks to inject some much needed experience into the side and Anfield supporters will welcome the news as it would hopefully lead to Xabi Alonso feeling that he has more of a future at the club.

Barry committed himself to another year at Villa Park after his move to Merseyside was blocked by Martin O’Neill and for some portions of the season it looked feasible that he may achieve his Champions League dream with the midlands side but the club’s season petered out as many had predicted and now it seems odds on he will leave the club as the club will not want to see the midfielder’s contract run down and face seeing him leave for nothing in the summer of 2010.

The Likelihood

Barry to Arsenal: It’s a possibility.

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