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Arsenal Face HUGE Euro Clash

Arsenal a set to be handed a massive European tie after finishing second in their Champions League qualifying group.

The Gunners finished second despite finishing on 13 points (surely enough to finish top in any other season?) after Arsene Wenger gambled on squad rotation in order to keep players fresh for the busy December schedule.

However, even though changes were made, the players on the pitch should have been good enough to come away with a result, but that is now history.

What we now face is a mammoth clash with either Porto, Barcelona, Real Madrid (been there, done that), AC Milan or Inter Milan.

I firmly believe the Gunners are more than capable of beating any of those teams, indeed Real Madrid, Porto & Inter Milan have all fallen at the feet of the Gunners in recent times, and Barcelona were lucky to walk away with the title of Champions of Europe in 2005.

I wonder what the odds are on a Titi return?




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 14 2007

Time: 9:25AM

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Looking on the bright side Liverpool have an even more difficult time seen as they can't draw Porto, so that leaves them with all the top teams & Sevilla. I think its odds on we will draw Barca & funnily enough I think we stand more chance against them than some of the others.
Ashburton Gooner
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14/12/2007 09:57:00

I think I'd like AC Milan. Something different and all that. I know AG, that you would have prefered an easier tie (as most of us would) but doesn't the thought of facing one of these teams get the footballing juices flowing? Can't wait!!!
Rocky7
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14/12/2007 10:03:00

I think it'll do us a favour to face a better team. PSV were the worst side in the competition last year. I'd love to go back to Madrid and continue with the solly sombres. I've never been so p!ssed and happy.
hatespur
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14/12/2007 10:21:00

I would love to get Real or Barca, whip their arses, and be established as a top team for once!
Goofle
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14/12/2007 10:41:00

I'd take Inter :D 5-1 anyone? lol
saisho
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14/12/2007 10:49:00

Its certainly not going to be easy, and I hope we dont look at 2 seasons back and expect another win against one of the big teams because of that. I see that happening already though.
prits
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14/12/2007 11:57:00

it will be Barca for sure. all these draws are rigged, if you look at the last few seasons..
luckys_10
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14/12/2007 12:07:00

I want Barca, not just cos it's the only place I haven't been of the ties available, but I agree with AG, I think we stand a good chance of beating them. And the chances of a Titi return are slim, he's injured long term. Funnily enough that fate befalls a number of Wenger's sales. Though a club of the quality of Barca should realise that a sciatic injury spells persistent problems for a player's career.
Little Dutch
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14/12/2007 12:16:00

R7- playing any of the major european teams is always exciting, but it means that should we qualify from the next game it will more than likely be massive teams all the way through, & whatever way you look at it our premier league title charge will probably suffer as a result.
Ashburton Gooner
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14/12/2007 12:29:00

AG - Why not take each game as it comes before worrying about our title challenge suffering? In the close-season you didnt even believe we could mount a title challenge, so just enjoy the ride dude!!
Rocky7
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14/12/2007 13:22:00

Id like AC later, but Inter or porto for now... preferably porto of course.....although they are still darn good.
ArsenalRob
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14/12/2007 14:07:00

I've just read that Cesc, Hleb and the Flamster all trained today.
hatespur
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14/12/2007 14:25:00

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/7134171.stm
hatespur
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14/12/2007 14:27:00

Bring on Barcelona. I want to rip those ****s a new Arsenhole.
Ozi Gooner
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14/12/2007 15:04:00

As much as I'd like us to beat the trousers off Barca, I think we should be hoping for the likes of Porto or one of the Italian clubs. When is the draw?
JakeB
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14/12/2007 15:43:00

Inter now, the Mancs in the quarters, Barca semis, and Meelan in Moscow.
Gaga
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14/12/2007 16:01:00

our pace is too much for the italians...bring them on
anonymous
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14/12/2007 19:58:00

our pace is too much for italians yeahh thats why they beat yah in the final ... are yhoo alrite mate
Jakk-United-2007
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14/12/2007 20:57:00

Huh? ITALIANS anonymous said, not the Spaniards or whoever they were.
Louisa
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15/12/2007 00:28:00

i hope for barca, knocking them out early would go a long way to avenge our defeat in the final. bring on barca, then utd, then real in the final. that would be spectacular.
supersof
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15/12/2007 03:26:00

porto first, then milan, then utd, then barca
ArsenalRob
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15/12/2007 19:38:00

 

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