Arsene Wenger has described Joey Barton as "a great player" but says he will NOT be trying to sign the controversial Newcastle midfielder. Arsene Wenger: "Nobody dismisses signing Joey Barton but I don't think we envisage doing that at the moment. "I like the courage of the player. He's a good player. Sometimes there's trouble with his temper but he's a great player. "Maybe the way to sort Barton out is to sign him. Maybe that's the solution."