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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

AC Sparta v Arsenal

Premiership top-tier Aresnal will be playing a "friendly" match next Wednesday against AC Sparta, one of the Czech premier league teams. I am attempting to get tickets, but it could be tough since the stadium only holds 25,000 and there is likely to be high interest in the match from the locals.

AC Sparta doesn't really stand a chance, though, unless Arsenal rests some of its better players (and the rest are made to hop on one leg for the entire match). I will update when I find out if I can secure tickets.

Here is a bit on Arsenal from Wikipedia:

Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. They play in the Premier League and are one of the most successful clubs in English football. Arsenal have won thirteen First Division and Premier League titles, ten FA Cups and in 2005–06 became the first London club to reach the UEFA Champions League final. Arsenal are also members of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs.

Arsenal were founded in 1886, in Woolwich, south-east London, but in 1913 they moved north across the city to Arsenal Stadium, Highbury. In May 2006 they left Highbury, moving to their current home, the Emirates Stadium in nearby Ashburton Grove, Holloway. Arsenal have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with neighbours Tottenham Hotspur, located four miles away in Tottenham, with whom they have contested the North London derby almost every season since 1913.

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