Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan recently took a dig at Arsenal by claiming that the North London were his backup plan if his move to Barcelona wouldn’t have panned out.
He told Spanish paper Diari Ara: “I felt that I would sign for Barca. In all honesty, I used to think, ‘If I play very well I will end up signing for Barca, because my style fits into this team. If I play well, I will end up at Arsenal’.”
As expected, the comments didn’t go down well with Arsenal fans:
Arda Turan is a fucking snake, hope he rots away on the Barca bench and loses every bit of his footballing abilities like Fabregas did.
— Sindre (@Sindre_lk) March 29, 2016
.@ArdaTuran Your style fits Barca’s bench…
— March Madness (@Grizzilla85) March 29, 2016
Arda Turan is a piece of garbage. As if we want that red card merchant near our club
— Matt (@MAPhillips2010) March 29, 2016
@barcastuff LOL enjoy getting benched by Sergi Roberto mate
— Matt (@Arsenaliac) March 28, 2016
@barcastuff Lmfao lad would only get in our team because our RMs are crap.
— NJ (@ClassyMesut) March 28, 2016
@barcastuff wonder if he’s enjoying the bench
— Woolwich Arsenal (@GunnerReport) March 28, 2016
— OnlyConstantIsChange (@HeartBleedsAFC) March 28, 2016
Reading these Turan comments like pic.twitter.com/Nu5Emm4huj
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) March 29, 2016
Whys @ArdaTuran firing shots at Arsenal? He is a just poor mans Arshavin.
— Dan (@DanLikesMerch) March 29, 2016