Ray Parlour – Wenger should buy Defoe and Parker, not Barton!

The Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has heard the latest Arsenal rumour linking the Gunners with Joey Barton, but he thinks that West Ham’s Scott Parker would be a much better buy for Arsene Wenger.

“They do need strength in the midfield but I’d go for Scotty Parker.

“Scotty has proved that he can do it internationally and I think he’d fit in very easily and it would be a great move as well.

“He’s got all you need from a midfield player. He breaks things up, he’s a good tackler, he drives things on as he has done for West Ham. He’s been a one-man-team for West Ham this season so I would pick him.

“Joey Barton has knuckled down a bit better but he’s been playing on the right-hand side for Newcastle but for me the way Arsenal play I think Parker would fit in perfectly in that holding role in front of the back four.

“He’s not going to get up and down like he used to but he’s got the experience now and he’s been at some big clubs.”

Parlour also thinks that the out-of-favour Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe would be a great addition to the Arsenal side, especially f rediscovers his form from a couple of years ago.

“I know they are linked with Jermain Defoe and he would be a good signing for Arsenal,” he said.

“They create so many chances that if you get a fox-in-the-box then I’m sure he’d bang in a load of goals for Arsenal.

“I don’t think the Tottenham fans will like it but that’s football these days.”

I would certainly agree with Parlour that we would be better off with Parker than barton, but from talking to some Tottenham fans, they would gladly pay Arsenal to take Defoe away! I am sure there are better in-form strikers on the market….

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33 thoughts on “Ray Parlour – Wenger should buy Defoe and Parker, not Barton!

  1. Beasty gooner

    Thank you Ray, this is exactly what i’ve been saying!

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  2. Toffa

    I agree with you Parlour, I have been telling my friends that we need Scott Parker because of his huge exprience, hunger and he is a winner. Ok, he is 30, but let him come in for 3 years contract grab a trophy here and go.
    Iam Toffa from Uganda

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  3. samuel yeboah

    We the fans started yearning to see scott parker in the red and white jersey even before the season ended. I dont know what is stopping wenger and his management team from seeing the value of scott parker. For defoe, i would rather see falcao even if at a much higher price.

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  4. Tonia Reeves

    I agree with you Ray,Arsene should get Scott Parker and not Barton…

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  5. gunnerfromblood

    we hav 1 position of a striker as we play 4 2 3 1 so do you think after having ger RVP nd chamak we need 1 more striker or 1 more striker will come – benzema falco defoe ???

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  6. Jazz

    My monies on Tottenham as Parker is a typical Harry Redknapp signing and I think Tottenham will be able to guarantee him more first team action. Parker does not offer us physical strength, height and hardly any experience outside of the league – only now featuring for England and I can even think of one time I have seen him in the Champions league. So I think if it was January again – yes get him but now, with the go ahead on spending – we need to be more ambitious then Parker. Defo is good player no doubt but, it depends on the fee and what else is out there and I cant see it happening especially as we have Walcott anyway.

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  7. AFC by Birth

    MIDFIELD
    Parker, Barton and Vieira IN (£8m)
    Diaby, Denilson and Eastmond OUT (£13m)
    IF Cesc and Nasri leave, (£55m)then we should replace them with Schneider and Hazard (£55m)

    STRIKER
    Bendtner, Vela and Rosicky OUT (£20m)
    Gervinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Henry IN (£20m)

    DEFENCE
    Squillaci, Eboue and Clichy OUT (£18m)
    Samba, Cahill and Enrique IN (£35m)

    GOALKEEPER
    Almunia OUT (£1m)
    Lehmann IN

    I make that a transfer deficit of £18m not bad for a summer window. It brings Vieira, Lehmann and Henry to the club in a player/coach capacity and will leave us spot on our 25 man rule with the potential to bring more in by loaning out Traore, Botelho and Mannone, who are all currently in the squad as they are over 21.

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  8. AFC by Birth

    always been crap at maths that is only an £11m deficit!

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  9. slightlylessannoyedgooner

    buy:

    scott parker – £8M
    gervinho – £10.6M
    oxlade-chamberlin – £12M
    cahill-£17M
    douglas costa – £12M

    sell:

    Denilson – impossible to say (£5-10M)
    Bendtner – £12M
    Diaby – Possible swap for defoe/£10M
    Clichy – £8M

    thats good enough for me. try to secure hazard pre contract if possible.

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  10. SPENZA

    so yal think we should get a 30 year old guy who demands a 3 year contract at 75 000 a wik who will cost us 10mill???

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  11. realistic tony

    Parker OR Barton is fine by me……and defoe would score loads with arsenal……he modelled himself on Ian Wright…..thats a great role model to follow…..hes a natural goalscorer.

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  12. Me-Basil

    Parker would be a good addition because he is more technical that Barton. Simple.

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  13. ibrahim lambunkano

    for wat rson ‘ll u talk of bart-bad ton? Pls. Give us a break!

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  14. damned

    We need a fighter in the midfield.. If we have another option beside Barton. I would agree..

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  15. Ray

    Ya, I will rather take Parker than Barton.
    And why there seems to be no deal done yet besides Jenkinson?
    We are too slow and too cautious.

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  16. christine juillet

    can’t believe they would even consider joey barton-

    f

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  17. kabir

    why is arsene wenger (prof ECONOMY) TREATING WE ARSENAL FANS THIS WAY???
    HE SHOULD BUY BIG PLAYERS AND SPLASH THE CASH ON BIG NAMES IN THE MOOD OF AGUERO,CAHILL,STEAKELENBOURG, AND NOT JENKINSON, GERVINHO TAARBAT, VIVIANO

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  18. elvi

    Scot Parker is too old, we need Charlie Adams in midfield.
    Defoe would be good but will not happen.

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  19. Venkatesh Kumar.S

    If it happens,then its Nice Move for Arsenal Fans….

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  20. Fm.gooner

    We should swap nasri for essien, get samba /or cahill and falcao/benzema

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  21. Allen

    I agree with Parlour we need Parker not bad boy Barton in our midfield. Parker wil be a good addition for us, pls AW sign him

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  22. hollyweed

    i do feel u guyz,u see the feeling u have toward barton?
    thats how players from other team feel about facing him..
    parker have a history of getting injured n we need some1 to scare off the opposition midfielders ;)

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  23. hollyweed

    i don;t give a rat ass who we getting as long as he’s better then tom & jerry (song n diaby) lol

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  24. david

    parker will help the Arsenal midfield that i think needs strength to grind needed results, also a good porcher for goals we usually have masive chances, Defoe???if he picks you say- we need a ready Gunner to put the ball behind the net no ifs please parlour, Falcao will do

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