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How my boyhood dream of seeing @Arsenal live came true surpassing all expectations. A mega thread 🧵 1/?
I was born in Colombia in 1990 and raised a fan of @nacionaloficial , the team that has historically played the best style of football in the country (lots will argue of course but that’s not the point here) 🧵2/?
Growing as a fan of football and video games, I discovered @EASPORTSFIFA in 1998 and started playing with this English football club that made me win games and started to be curious about the names in it, with the likes of Bergkamp, Anelka, Parlour, etc. 🧵3/?
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The Arsenal team to face Orlando City tonight! 🔴

The match is currently delayed due to adverse weather conditions... ⛈

#Arsenal #AFC Image
Kick-off is currently delayed by 45 minutes to 20:15 ET / 01:15 BST. ⏱

#Arsenal #AFC
Kick-off is delayed by another 15 minutes to 20:30 ET / 01:30 BST. ⏱

#Arsenal #AFC
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A thread on Last 5 season Top 6 comparison #NetSpend head to head.

Plus individual NetSpend per team for the last 5 seasons

#MCFC, #LiverpoolFC, #MUFC, #Arsenal, #Chelsea, #Spurs
Average spend, purchases and NetSpend per year for the last 5 seasons
Further break down of total Sales/Purchases/NetSpend side by side over the last 5 seasons
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When this codd bottle emerged from the Thames mud, along with it emerged a pretty good story. If you're an Arsenal fan - read this thread. How can a codd bottle be related to Arsenal I hear you say! #mudlarking #arsenal Image
This Thames found bottle is embossed with G.P. Weaver of Plumstead. George Pike Weaver born in 1838 was a mineral water manufacturer & pub magnate & in 1890 he built Invicta Stadium, Arsenal's first real stadium from 1890 - 1893. Demolished by 1897 we set out to find what remains ImageImageImageImage
In a small back garden of Plumstead (Dinesh's garden!), we found the original concrete terracing from over 130 years ago from the Invicta stadium where Arsenal used to play. Of course we took landlord George Pike Weaver's bottle & reunited him with the stadium he built in 1890 ImageImageImage
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#Mane thread

#Sadio Mane was the foundational piece of a puzzle that culminated in the greatest #LFC team I have ever seen; I never thought Kenny's 1988 side would be bettered, it has, and with interest on top!
The sustainable model #FSG use at #LFC means they are to some extent cheating the system, whilst cumulatively the wage bill is on a par with our rivals; this is merely to have a squad with depth needed to compete; we simply can't pay star players the big ticket salaries they do.
Judge the players' legacies however you like but Emre Can, Gini and Mane will all have left the club as a result; and Salah may well do next year.
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[Thread] Fábio Vieira, Arsenal's new playmaker.🧩

In this thread I'll be introducing fans to Fábio and showcasing what he can bring to Arsenal.🔴⚪️

As always, please share and leave a like on the tweets if you like them. Also let me know your thoughts on Vieira. #FabioVieira
Fábio Vieira is a 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder who plays for Portuguese Primeira Liga club Porto. The left-footed playmaker has contributed 7 goals and 16 assists in 39 appearances this season. He averages 0.9 assists per 90 mins this season.🔥 #FabioVieira #Porto
Fabio is a product of Porto's famous youth academy. He made his first team debut for Porto on the 6th of October in 2020. That season he made 8 appearances for the first team, contributing 2 goals and 1 assist. 🇵🇹 #FabioVieira
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My 1st @goalkeeper_com piece:

How many goals were the big 6 GKs worth vs the avg #PL GK?

#Alisson was worth ~19 goals! What more does a GK have to do to get #POTY!

#DeGea was the best shot stopper but his weak shot prevention & distribution meant he was only worth ~3 goals!
#Ederson was the best distributer & his shot preventing was class but his below average shot stopping means his value is far below #Alisson’s!

#Ramsdale’s performances at the end of the season were average but his incredible start means he ended the year with great numbers!
#Mendy was in 2nd place for goal value throughout the year but a poor final few games caused him to drop off, still he was worth ~6 goals to #Chelsea!

#Lloris has gone under the radar this year & while his distribution was pretty weak his shot stopping & sweeping was class!
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💃 One last dance!

What madness will ensue on the final day of the Premier League season?

🧵 A thread... Image
⚽️⚽️⚽️ GOAL RUSH ⚽️⚽️⚽️

We're 250/1 that each team in today's #PremierLeague matches score at least one goal. Image
🔵 Jack Grealish is 7/4 to score against his former club and #ManCity win the Premier League title #MCIAVL Image
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Another season without top 4 has, inevitably, brought familiar tension to the fore despite reaching our initial target.

Progress was made. 4th shoulda been secured. BUT…

The #Arsenal could not be in better shape.

A 🧵
We *might* close on 69 points. More than last season, and the season before.

More than enough to finish top 4 in several of the last #EPL seasons.

Why the uproar?

Because Spurs smashed us en route to pipping us to fourth. With £100m Kane & the imperious Son.
Given our status -

youngest team in EPL / young & naive manager / new PROGRESSIVE system / HUGE squad turnover / injuries / lack of quality depth / slow start / no #9 / an ambitious but failed Jan window / etc.

- it’s entirely expected and reasonable.
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🚨 West Ham 1-2 Arsenal
🔎 Analysis & Review Thread

A solid performance from a changed team missing several key players. Much like the Chelsea game last week, it feels a little harsh to have come away without anything...

Questions encouraged, RTs appreciated! 🧵 Image
Interesting that, after a scrappy opening five minutes, we've settled on the ball better.

Arsenal clearly very happy to let us have it and drop into a low block where there is little room in central areas but space out wide.

Difficult for us given our lack of height in the box. ImageImage
Defensively, we've started very well.

The midfield have done a great job of stopping Arsenal from getting the ball into Odegaard/Saka/Martinelli in central areas and with turning space limited, Arsenal have been forced to look for more direct passes.

Really good stuff so far. ImageImage
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It’s Semi-Final day in the 150th year of the FA Cup #FACup150
Although it’s the 140th competition due to 10 years without the Cup during the wars…
Most Semi-Finals:
3️⃣0️⃣ #Arsenal & #ManchesterUnited
and fittingly neither of them are there this weekend
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It’s Semi-Final day in the 150th year of the FA Cup #FACup150
It’s Liverpool’s 25th Semi-Final today; (21 post-war)
The Reds have won their last FIVE in this competition (92, 96, 2001, 2006, 2012). 10yrs since their last semi is the longest gap since 1963 #MCILIV
It’s Semi-Final day in the 150th year of the FA Cup #FACup150
It’s Manchester City’s 17th Semi and remarkably they’ve only lost FIVE, winning 8 on the trot between 1933-2013.
Less good news:
They’ve lost 3 of their last 4 before today: 2017, 2020 & 2021.
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3points! #Arsenal
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Here’s an update from the Fans Forum at #Arsenal last night. A thread. #AFC
Vinai: The new signings have all settled in really well. Really disappointing to go out so early in the FA cup. Carabau Cup much better, but still frustrating to get knocked out. 1/
We are in well in contention for European places. We have got a really good chance of getting in top4, and that’s what we’re fighting for. A lot of rebuilding was done in the summer. There are plans to strengthen the club further this coming summer. We have a very clear plan. 2/
I’m not a big fan of the January window. We were focused on seeing if any of the things we wanted to do this summer could be brought forward. We were active in a number of conversations. In the end, it didn’t prove possible. Everybody is comfortable with what we have. 3/
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🧵 - Assessing potential midfield transfer targets for Arsenal. Which players live up to the hype and will fit our new system best? #Arsenal #AFC
To preface, this thread will focus on adding a left-sided midfielder, in accordance to our recent shift away from a double to a single pivot. Over the past ~month, Arsenal's midfielders each occupy a single, distinct channel. Our most pressing need is for a player on the left.
Granit Xhaka has struggled with some of the responsibilities of this new role, looking less confident in possession and in tight spaces when further up the pitch, limiting our ability to progress on the left side. We need a young understudy to eventually fill this role.
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🧵 - Assessing potential striker options for Arsenal on non-goalscoring metrics. Are the big names really worth the money? #Arsenal #AFC
During Arsenal's recent run of success, Alexandre Lacazette has played a dynamic false 9 role, with higher prioritization on hold-up play, link-up in the final third, and effective pressing. If Arteta wants to stick with this system, these things need to be prioritized.
For this analysis, these were the metrics used:
-Expected Assists
-Progressive Passes
-Shot-Creating Actions
-Pass Attempts and Completion Rate
-Progressive Passes Received
-Tackles & Interceptions
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🚨 Irregularidades del Profesionalismo

En este hilo, les traemos una lista 🗒️ de grandes irregularidades que se produjeron en el profesionalismo a lo largo de la historia ⬇️
📌 Campeonato 1932: Según medios de la época, #River incentivó económicamente a #Quilmes para que lesionen a los jugadores de #Independiente. Duelo previo a un desempate entre el #Millonario y el #Rojo. Los de Avellaneda perdieron a sus mejores y el campeón fue River.
📌 Campeonato 1933: Torneo de 18 equipos. El certamen se jugaba sin descensos en un principio pero al finalizar el mismo, descienden #Tigre y #Quilmes por tener poca presencia de hinchas durante la liga... ⬇️
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How good has #Ramsdale been for #Arsenal so far?

I’ve seen him described as both “the signing of the season” & “a camera save merchant” but what does the data say?

In this thread I will breakdown his performance in all areas of goalkeeping using my bespoke models

Shot Stopping:

#Ramsdale’s shot stopping has been excellent, my model predicts he has saved #AFC ~3 goals more than an average #PL shot stopper would’ve thus far!

He’s basically only conceded vs close range shots in the corners & has pulled a few shots out of the top corners!
Shot Stopping:

His Best 3 Saves (Lowest ExSave Saves Made) are below 😮:

1. 31% Save Probability vs Bowen

2. 52% Save Probability vs Maddison

3. 57% Save Probability vs Moura

They highlight #Ramsdale big strength, his agility & ability to cover huge amounts of the goal area.
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/Thread/ #PremierLeague clubs have smashed their own record for combined shirt #sponsorship deals, with the 20 clubs generating £358.75m for the 21-22 season, an increase of £14.25m from last yr. Sleeve sponsors are paying a further £83.75m to the 19 clubs combined (without EFC)
@fcbusiness @utdarena @ChrisWheatley_ @martynziegler @mjshrimper @iemadAFC @DailyAFC @MUnitedFR @TheCitizensBR @PrestwichBlue This growth underlines the league's commercial strength also during the COVID-19 epidemic. The combined total in 2010-11, when @sportingintel first performed this exercise, was £100.45m. Main shirt and sleeve sponsorship deals have become a stable source of income for clubs
@fcbusiness @utdarena @ChrisWheatley_ @martynziegler @mjshrimper @iemadAFC @DailyAFC @MUnitedFR @TheCitizensBR @PrestwichBlue @sportingintel and have become an integral part of their marketing strategies. The international appeal of the Premier League is demonstrated with 14 clubs having sponsors with overseas headquarters based in countries as diverse as the USA, China, Germany, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates,
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The curse of the Arsenal captaincy since Thierry Henry…thread ⬇️ #AFC #Aubameyang
William Gallas

Lasted just 18 months, before being stripped of captaincy for a series of controversies. Birmingham tantrum was followed by an interview criticising the club and revealed changing room tensions. #afc
Cesc Fabregas

Just 21 years old at the time, he was Arsenal’s post invincibles “bright hope”. No silverware achieved and left the club in search of some at Barcelona.
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🇫🇷⚽️ TWITTER | Plus de 60.000 personnes sont actuellement réunies sur le Space de @Romain_Molina, il s’agit d’un record en France.

Voici un résumé des affaires révélées (accrochez-vous) :
@Romain_Molina "Elye #Wahi n'a pas été viré du centre de formation du SM #Caen pour avoir frappé un surveillant mais parce qu'il a amené, sous menaces d'#agressions physiques, des camarades collégiens aux toilettes pour se déshabiller et se masturber devant lui." a-t-il déclaré #SpaceMolina
@Romain_Molina Plus de 400 joueurs évoluant actuellement en Premier League et Ligue 1 auraient été violé à de nombreuses reprises lorsqu'ils étaient jeunes. Certains d’entre eux ont contracté des maladies anales et ont dû aller dans des cliniques spécialisées pour se faire soigner.
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My models view of #Ramsdale’s FK save:

He was well positioned as he was stood on the line between the ball & the outside of the wall!

It was a good, but not unbelievable, save. My model finds such a FK gets saved ~50% of the time due to its low speed & distance from the post! Image
I’ve seen the save described on Twitter as both the save of the season & poor positioning followed by a slow recovery!

As usual the truth is between the two & I should make it clear here that saving a 50/50 shot is a lot closer to the save of the season than poor GKing!

#AFC Image
I should add that #Ramsdale had a phenomenal game, saving 4 out of 4 1v1s!

Which is unreal!

If you run all the shots he faced through my model you find #Ramsdale saved #AFC in total 2.38 goals above average which in a 2-0 win means he literally won them the game! Image
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This summer I published a thread of potentially obtainable strikers as #Arsenal look to transition from Aubameyang and Lacazette to the next generation and progress toward the top 4. With most clubs having 5 or more games under their belts, here's where things stand... (1/x) Image
First, disclaimer: I do this with the information I have available. If I'm missing some context, please let me know! I do my best to remain up-to-date on everyone.

Also: These numbers include only domestic league play, but I'll note relevant cup performances where I'm able.
The numbers you'll see in this update are very much SMALL SAMPLE SIZE. Don't overreact to a poor or hot start. I'll continue to track all season, and do weight full seasons more than shorter stretches to eliminate statistical anomaly and/or unsustainable form.
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Notes from the Fans Forum @Arsenal last night.
Vinai: Last season was a disappointment. That was the starting point for the transfer window. We wanted to fill our squad with some of Europe’s most exciting young talent, and let them grow & develop with players from Hale End.
Vinai: We signed 6 players between 21 and 23. All of them are players with plenty of experience and plenty of character. We also renewed contracts for Tierney & ESR. All 8 players have been signed on very long contracts.
Vinai: An exceptionally busy window. 7 first-team players + countless academy players left on loan. We agreed mutually with Willian to terminate his contract. 21 deals in the men's first team - 57 deals in total including women and academy.
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Through four weeks, your thread of relevant #Arsenal statistics (not including LFC, LUFC, Burnley and Everton)...
Expected Goal Differential:
City +8.9
Liverpool +4.7 (through 3)
Wolves +3.2
Spurs -2.5
Watford -2.7
🔴⚪️Arsenal -3.7
LCFC -4.4
NUFC -4.8
Norwich -5.3

Arsenal were -6.3 against City and CFC.
(Non-Penalty) Goals minus xG:
United +5.2
West Ham +3.7
Chelsea +3.3
Brighton +1.1
Soton -3.1
🔴⚪️Arsenal -4
Wolves -5.3
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