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Meanwhile, Ashley Cole divulges who he wanted to see in a Chelsea shirt, and Joey Barton edges closer to a move to Marseille, and tributes are paid to the retiring Andrew Strauss

In the wake of the news that Theo Walcott could be leaving Arsenal before the close of the transfer window, Rio Ferdinand has taken to Twitter in order to suitably rile the Emirates faithful.

Elsewhere, Ashley Cole reveals the player who he wanted to see in a Chelsea shirt, while Joey Barton's proposed move to Marseille is seemingly back on.

Welcome to Wednesday's Word on the Tweet, enjoy.


“All over Bob Marley today....Exodus is my tune....don't think that'll be @piersmorgan choice at the moment!”

Rio Ferdinand touches a nerve with Arsenal fans with his song of choice.


“I think that would be Steven Gerrard, about 5 years ago. Great player for Liverpool & England.

Ashley Cole's answer when asked who he wanted to see join Chelsea.


“No words to describe my feelings at the moment. It is been hard to be positive but I am sure better days will come. YNWA.”

Lucas tweets after Liverpool confirm his injury will rule him out for up to three months.


“In Marseille, wow it is very warm!.”

Joey Barton touches down in France ahead of his move to Marseille.


“Sad to c Strauss retire-didn't c that coming at all been a great captain that's for sure handled himself with class!!”

Phil Neville leads the tributes for Andrew Strauss who retired from professional cricket on Wednesday.


“Didn't see that one coming. Strauss retires from Cricket. Talk about bowing out at the top. A great Captain and a hard man to follow.”

More tributes to Strauss, this time from Michael Owen.


“Great win last night for the boys and pleased to be back on the scoresheet. lookin forward to the weekend”

Darren Bent reflects on Aston Villa's victory over Tranmere Rovers in the League Cup.


“Great progress today in training. Important 2 days now to see If i am 100% for saturday”

John Arne Riise in a race for fitness ahead of Fulham's clash with West Ham on Saturday.

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