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Tweezy
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread

I'm just not sure how arsenal will take the ball off the bayern midfield. I predict luiz gustavo starts on the road just to establish a presence and then javi starts at the allianz.


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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
You lack imagination, sir.


hendersonshands
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
Tweezy is being such a German right now. Bayern's midfield is better than nearly every team in Europe. If they come out as complacent Bayern, it'll be a tough fixture. If they come out aggressive, looking to score i.e. Lille game, they should win.


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Yeah, no question you all are heavy favorites we've got a puncher's shot though. I think it will be closely contested but Bayern wins. Probably 5-3 on aggregate.


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Tweezy
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
perhaps i do, but over two games barring any further injuries for fcb i just dont see this one being a nail biter. bayern has the tendency to come out complacent, but i think ribery is still a man possessed at this point, so the team should be alright


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ribery is still a man possessed at this point, so the team should be alright


The man playing him is very familiar with his game. Hopefully, Sagna plays better than his current form against Bayern. If not Ribs will scorch him.


Tweezy
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
ribery is still a scorned lover after finding out that damn whore was only 17


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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
Baccy knows Ribery well. Should be a fun match up.

Who's been playing on the right for you all? Hasn't Robben been hurt?


Tweezy
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
muller and shaqiri. yeah robben has played like 5 matches total, he's back now though. he shouldnt start imo. muller is really a highly efficient player, but he's far from a traditional winger, he loves slotting into the middle. if lahm didnt provide such amazing overlap and cover i dont think it would work nearly as well.


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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
Atleast both stadiums are awesome and have great pitches. I'm still pissed at what AC Milan did in last year's round of 16.


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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
Him going central could be interesting because Gibbs loves staying wide and going forward.


DestrehanTiger
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
The new Walcott contract has gotten me thinking about why player pay isn't a bigger story in the soccer world. Everyone knows Drew Brees is now a 100 million dollar man because of his new contract. Everyone knew ARod signed with the Rangers for $250 million. But you really couldn't say what soccer players are making off the top of your head. Fernando Torres is known as the 50 million pound man, but that is based off of his transfer price. Also, on a related note, why is the pay referred to weekly wages?


thenry712
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
Clubs don't normally announce set yearend salaries for their players. Players can make much more or less than their announced weekly wages. It depends on several performance based bonuses and incentives and match appearance fees.

Say Player A makes £50k a week announced. That may get bumped to £55k if he starts and £56k if he scores.

Most American sports contracts are announced as guaranteed salaries regardless of performance. There are obviously things like signing bonuses and other rewards, but they are outside of the normal wage a player garners.
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Jumbeauxlaya
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
Just wanted to pop in and throw out this OptaJoe stat, I know it seems (at least to me) that Theo flubs a lot of his chances.. but

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31% - Theo Walcott has the best chance conversion rate of any player in the 2012-13 PL with more than 5 goals (excluding penalties). Signed.


glassman
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Just wanted to pop in and throw out this OptaJoe stat, I know it seems (at least to me) that Theo flubs a lot of his chances.. but


He flubs a lot of the touches that lead to chances. But, his finishing is actually quite good.


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LSUSOBEAST1
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His finishing has improved tremendously.


Tweezy
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
posted this in the winter transfer thread, but i know you guys are interested.

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@ESPNFC: Arsene Wenger on Palace star Zaha: "If Zaha goes to Man Utd, good luck to him. We were never in for him. Never." #AFC LINK


not really that sorry if it's already been discussed. i havent noticed too many of you getting your hopes up on Zaha, so shouldnt be that big of news.

but it raises the question: if not him, then who?


eta: glass- this is random as frick, but did you end up getting the situation with your son's coach worked out?
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glassman
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glass- this is random as frick, but did you end up getting the situation with your son's coach worked out?


Yes. All good. Second to last match is tonight.


Tweezy
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re: Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
glad to hear. go gooners


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if not him, then who?


Who the frick knows? It's been 22 days, this squad clearly needed reinforcement, and we seem no closer to signing anyone.

Wenger's press conferences are generally full of shite and spin. I'm sure we were at least interested in Zaha. AW just comes off sounding spiteful in that quote and is probably lying.


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