Turkish star Arda Turan has spoken to Spanish paper Diari Ara this week, and the Barcelona midfielder described how Arsenal were his plan B if a move to the Camp Nou never materialised.
Responding to a question about when he knew he was going to sign with Barcelona, Arda Turan made the following comment:
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’.
While Arsenal may be third in the current Premier League table, and having been turfed out of the Champions League by Barca, their fans are still unhappy with Turan’s disparaging quote.
Gooners are upset that their club have been made to look second rate. Is that because the truth hurts?
Turan has gone on to make 14 appearances for Barca this season, scoring twice.
Tweets from Arsenal fans on the Arda Turan quotes are below.
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
@barcastuff wonder if he's enjoying the bench :-)
— Woolwich Arsenal (@GunnerReport) March 28, 2016
— Hakan Sarıkaya (@SkyHa1905) March 28, 2016
@barcastuff Lmfao lad would only get in our team because our RMs are crap.
— NJ (@ClassyMesut) March 28, 2016
@barcastuff LOL enjoy getting benched by Sergi Roberto mate
— Matt (@Arsenaliac) March 28, 2016
"If I play very well I will end up signing for Barca, If I play well, I will end up at Arsenal" – Arda Turan pic.twitter.com/sGLPz5VNnd
— ChelseaFansChannel (@ChelseaFansYT) 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
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