Barton in scathing attack on Gunners.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal as they head into a big weekend game against rivals Chelsea in the Premier League.
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Speaking to BBC Sport, the outspoken Barton criticised Arsene Wenger’s tactics and said his team have no spine as they continue to struggle in the big games.
“In big games they (opposition managers) get under his skin and work them out tactically,” he said.
“That record is probably the reason they haven’t won a title for years.
“At the latter stages of a season they come unstuck because of that lack of – I hate to say it – a real lack of character or spine within the team.
“Psychologically, the managers of these big clubs are usually top managers and I think they’ve had Wenger on toast. Sir Alex Ferguson had him on toast in the end and Mourinho’s got him on toast now. That’s what costs them.”