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    Apparently this is the team:

    Szczesny;
    Sagna, Djourou, Koscielny, Clichy;
    Diaby,
    Wilshere; Nasri, Fabregas, Rosicky;
    Van Persie
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    BBC also saying that Jack, Cesc and Robin all start.

    Rosicky may well be 'mediocre', but defensively he's a far better option than Arshavin.
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    Barcelona:

    Valdes

    Alves
    Abidal
    Busquets
    Adriano

    Mascherano
    Iniesta
    Xavi

    Pedro
    Messi
    Villa

    I think the defense will be in that order, because adriano can play left back.
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    I can imagine this happening:

    10 minutes in - Van Persie hobbles off. Out for rest of the season.
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    (Original post by jit987)
    Barcelona:

    Valdes

    Alves
    Abidal
    Busquets
    Adriano

    Mascherano
    Iniesta
    Xavi

    Pedro
    Messi
    Villa

    I think the defense will be in that order, because adriano can play left back.
    Adriano at left back! Man I wish we had Walcott now, hopefully Nasri can exploit this weakness. Tbh he probably should!
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    :excited:
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    i personally see adriano as the weak link in their team mainly because he is a natural attack-minded player, hence we can exploit a gap in behind their defense.
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    (Original post by badger-man)
    I can imagine this happening:

    10 minutes in - Van Persie hobbles off. Out for rest of the season.
    This tbh.

    I reckon RvP will get injured again.
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    Yes, is a make-shift defence for them but it doesn't mean we have even more chance now.

    So is everyone sorted where to watch the match if you don't have SkySports.
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    Stop ****ing jinxing him guys.
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    (Original post by badger-man)
    I can imagine this happening:

    10 minutes in - Van Persie hobbles off. Out for rest of the season.
    This, unfortunately.
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    Tbf there is a risk of that happening every match RVP starts in
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    (Original post by badger-man)
    I can imagine this happening:

    10 minutes in - Van Persie hobbles off. Out for rest of the season.

    (Original post by sandeep90)
    This tbh.

    I reckon RvP will get injured again.

    (Original post by steph_v)
    This, unfortunately.
    3 so far....
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    I can see why Rosicky was started cos he will hopefully nullify Adriano's attacking threat.

    How good a CB is Busquets? That's the crucial thing.

    Diaby needs to put 100% in and use his strength.
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    If RVP has the game of his Life, plays well and gets us through.
    Wenger would be a f*****g Genius!

    Hopefully he won't get injured.. Maybe it will be a risk worth taking. But we shall see!
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    i hope the team doesn't crumble under pressure by playing at the nou camp...
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    Less to stop Adriano, more just packing the midfield. Think we're going to play much more like a 4-5-1. Also perhaps hoping Arshavin can come on late and have an impact- he can't play the full 90 as we all know.
    Although this hasn't been the case lately and Arshavin been very good at his short passing but maybe Wenger thinks Rosicky will lose possession less often.
    Biggest problem with this for me is that Arshavin really is useful on the counter attack which is how we'll probably play.

    Prediction: 2-1 Chesney to win it for us on penalties
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    I'm guessing Busquets is a good CB, if you think about it in the position he plays he is practically a third CB as he plays ridiculously deep. I can see a 3-1 win for Barca in all fairness. Playing RvP is a big risk, you could be effectively loosing the Premiership and getting kncked out tonight if he gets injured - because he's about the only one you can count on to score goals.
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    Oh RVP is starting:eek:

    Worst mindgames ever, Mr Wenger
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    Really hope the stream doesn't go down, or i end up with a really **** one that stops every three seconds, a second of this game cannot be missed!

    COYG.
 
 
 
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