Arsenal will be eliminated in the Champions League round of 16, because that¡¯s what always happens

Arsenal has drawn Bayern Munich in the round of 16 of this year¡¯s Champions League. Wonderful. Just wonderful. No one expected this, at all. The next surprise is sure to be Arsenal losing the tie. Very original. Ars¨¨ne Wenger¡¯s team hasn¡¯t advanced past the round of 16 since the 2010-2011 season. In that time, they¡¯ve faced and lost to Barcelona, Monaco, Bayern, Bayern, AC Milan, and Barcelona again.

This year there¡¯s hope! Arsenal is on a spectacular run of form with its stars at their best. Alexis S¨¢nchez is scoring for fun; Mesut ?zil is being angelic as always; Theo Walcott has accepted and grown formidable in his role on the right. The midfield is mostly fit. The defense now actually has players who can tackle and, well, defend, rather than being a collection of misfit toys. Petr Cech can catch the ball and stop shots unlike Manuel Almunia and ?ukasz Fabia¨½ski, and he hasn¡¯t shown any indication that he smokes cigarettes in the showers like Wojciech Szcz?sny.
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Authentic Youth Scott Hartnell Jersey It’s also worth noting that the Mets aren’t necessarily force-feeding the Kool-Aid. In fact, depending on who you listen to and which sound bite you choose to focus on, it appears they might even have a grasp on the reality of their situation. “Obviously, I don’t have a crystal ball,” said Harvey, hedging ever so slightly when asked if he expects to return to form next season. Said Alderson: “Am I confident they’re all going to be 100 percent? Well that would probably be unrealistic to believe.”

If they are all 100 percent, and they all manage to stay 100 percent throughout the majority of the season, well then — and only then — does Syndergaard’s tweet hold water. Then and only then does New York belong in the best rotation conversation along with the Cubs and Red Sox . Then and only then are the Mets a safe bet to play deep into October and turn MiPS into the new, tried-and-true face of baseball analytics.

In the meantime, with all due respect to Thor, I’m going to have to agree to disagree.

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