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Hypothetical of the Week: If you could change the result of one game, which would would you choose?

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Sep 7, 2020.

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  1. Breezy

    Breezy Well-Known Member


    Wenger would have converted him into a left-back.
     
  2. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    I think Mourinho deserves some credit, especially for their first title win in 2005...Arsenal's team in 04/05 was a great one, and had all the experience of winning 3 league titles in 7 years...while Chelski hadn't won one until since the 50s...nothing harder that getting over the line that first time.
     
  3. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Another good one with a huge possible knock-on effect. If Ronaldo had come to Arsenal, would Wenger have gone for Reyes the following year? And if no Reyes at Arsenal, might we have seen another young Spanish striker join the club?:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/4430800.stm

    There's your ready made Henry replacement when the time comes. Gives Wenger a great chance to win a(nother) in 07/08 as well.
     
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  4. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    In this hypothetical scenario CL winners Arsenal are moving to the Emirates in 2006 with CR7 and the best young striker in Europe in the team, along with Fabregas. Could've been a dominant few years before they all moved to Real/Barca.
     
  5. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Do we have a better centre back pair than Kolo-Gallas though, ain't dominating the league with those two (both very good players, poor pair together) Ronaldo was able to win three leagues in a row as he had Rio-Vidic behind him.

    Even if we did win the Champions League in 2006, I can't see us winning the league unless we improved at the back...we have had a load of great attackers since we last won the league, issue has been never really getting it right behind them.
     
  6. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Yeah, in this scenario with no need for RVP in the summer of 2004 Wenger takes Francis Cagiago's advice and spends most of his budget on a young Spanish defender named Sergio Ramos. And with all this hypothetical success Ashley Cole never leaves. :drool:
     
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  7. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    Auba scores that last second goal against those farmers in the Europa this season. We end up with a Cup double.
     
  8. Tomb Bombadil

    Tomb Bombadil Active Member

    1) Of course the CL Final 2006

    2) Game against Birmingham 2008 > More that broken leg didn't happen than the result

    3) QF against Chelsea 2004

    4) More receent the EL Final against Chelsea 2019 - Would have given us an international title + CL next season. But then we might be still with emery
     
  9. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Domino effect from Ronaldo would’ve been insane. Probably win the league and maybe even the CL in 2007/08 as he was the difference for Utd that year above us and Chelsea.

    Would we still have ploughed as much money into the likes of Arshavin, Rosicky, Nasri and others if we had one of the all time greats in the team?

    Who knows if when we sold him for 100M to Real eventually we could have managed to buy Hazard or any of the string of top class players we couldn’t quite afford?
     
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  10. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Good chance Rosicky and Hleb don't happen, Nasri possibly might still have. Fascinating to wonder if Wenger would have still gone for Walcott in that scenario though.
     
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  11. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Rosicky would have suited the other wing if we signed Ronaldo, would have been the workhorse/guy who drops deep to help the team while Ronaldo gets us the goals.

    Hard to figure out what we would have done had we signed Ronaldo in 2003, so many variables.
     
  12. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Got Swerved By Gallas Trusted

    Who knows if one side is tied up maybe we commit more funds to Ribery who we were in for.
     
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  13. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    But in this scenario, we're assuming the club keeps winning so maybe Wenger hangs onto Pires/Freddie instead of making as many changes to the squad as he did.
     
  14. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    Both were in decline though, we needed some new wingers in 2006.

    Though these are all hypotheticals, so I don't know why I am questioning you so much :lol:
     
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  15. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    CL final.
     
  16. Kav

    Kav Well-Known Member

    06 Final for me was the most important one we lost. The worst part was that we started so well.

    After that the loss at Old Trafford to snap our run. I hated and in do mean I hated Man U back then.
     
  17. Oxeki

    Oxeki New Threads, Old Tweets

    The 2006 UCL final of course
     
  18. vantoure

    vantoure Well-Known Member

    Arsenal Barca UCL 2006. None other comes close

    Still shudder when i think of the key moments in that match. hard to defend Henry for his misses too
     
  19. krackpot

    krackpot Established Member

    Wenger had made it clear they were only gonna get a 1yr deal after 30.
     
  20. Pyres7

    Pyres7 Well-Known Member

    I'd change the friendly vs Villa last week. Really wanted to win that one. :(
     
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