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Arsenal vs. Dinamo Zagreb

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Wednesday 23rd August


Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb

Arsene Wenger's men take on Dinamo Zagreb tonight safe in the knowledge they're sitting on a very comfortable three goal lead.

Now everyone who has followed or has anything to do with football will tell you that within the game, anything can happen, but this is one round we will not fail to get through.

Yes Zagreb may come and attack, the may win the game, but there is no way in this world that we will not progress. I can not remember a specific game where we lost by a margin at home that Zagreb would require to progress to the group stages of the Champions League, and no I'm not being cocky, can you honestly see this time winning by a three goal margin on our home turf?? No.

Infact I'm so confident, that if we don't get through I'll attend Saturday's game at the City of Manchester Stadium in a Spurs shirt.

This is the first time Arsene Wenger's men have had to go through the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and to be honest, when we were drawn aginst Dinamo Zagreb I was a little worried about the away tie (even though my calm exterior suggested otherwise) but the young Gunners performed admirably and even though they weren't supossed to be match fit, the football was sublime.

So with that in mind I predict a healthy victory, and we will progress to the next round by a clear four goal margin.

Arsene Says......

"Lehmann has a slight knee problem so Manuel Almunia will play, Tomas Rosicky is not in the squad but Freddie Ljungberg is in. In fact, we have exactly the same squad as against Aston Villa plus Song and Aliadiere."

Arsenal Team News:

Henry returns to Champions League football and Theo Walcott also stays in the squad after his first appearance for the Gunners at the weekend.

Player to watch: Thierry Henry

As his return to fitness continues, expect more of a performance than we got against Villa

Dinamo Zagreb Team News:

Zagreb's star defender is injured!

Player to watch: One of em I guess


Match Prediction

2-1 to the Gunners

Next Fixture:

Manchester City v Arsenal

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 23 2006

Time: 10:49AM

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There player to watch is Etto, a speedy winger who will try and push Eboue back. They also have a Swedish striker called Ljubolevic who's scoring for fun at the moment. But if Dinamo get through, I will attend Saturday's match in Spurs new brown shirt! In fact, maybe I'll just smother myself in s**t.
Little Dutch
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23/08/2006 12:23:00

Well if they do get through, everyone will know who Rocky7 & Little Dutch are, they be the ones getting battered outside the stadium :) Maybe we should sit together for protection.
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23/08/2006 12:31:00

I've got to say the faesces smothering idea is growing on me, I might do it regardless of the result. I'll definitely get more leg room!
Little Dutch
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23/08/2006 14:24:00

Lmao! Nice. I just hope you're not sat anywhere near me :P
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23/08/2006 14:53:00

2-1 it ended and did i panic when they scored ?? did i heck as like :P
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23/08/2006 22:56:00

for little dutch.... you don't now anything, ljubojevic isn't swedish, I don't now where you read about this, he is croat and play for U21 Croatia. Few weeks ago i told you that we are not so weak, but you have one of the best team in world and for YOU we are weak..... but England will be come here in Zagreb next month on match against Croatia national team and then you will be defeted just like italia last week in livorno,italy. I wish you good luck in champion league this year
andy croat 27
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24/08/2006 07:54:00

Bit harsh Andy, my knowledge of Croatian footie isn't quite on "Wenger level", but I was right about Etto, he looked pretty handy. Still, Croatia probably will beat England (unless Gerrard convincingly dives for enough penalties). When they do, Gerrard and his massive ego will probably blame Walcott. Off the subject, Thatcher indecently assaults someone, yellow card, Cesc grabs Cahill's collar- red card, English football is fast becoming a laughing stock.
Little Dutch
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24/08/2006 12:19:00

for little dutch....yes ETTO will be very very good player, for 1 or 2 years he will play for some big club, but he is not only, maybe you have saw EDUARDO DA SILVA and MODRIC, you will heard in future for this players, they have only 20, but they allready in first 11 for national team, Croatia always have strong national team and we play on last 3 world cups.... this year i was think that england gonna play in final but they dissapointment, you have too much players from all round of world, africa, france, spaine...ect.. you have to give more chance for own players in clubs....arsenal is a same thing....
andy croat 27
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