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Van Persie to sign new Arsenal deal?

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01:06 PM ET 10.27 | Arsene Wenger is convinced Robin van Persie will sign a new contract with Arsenal. The Gunners are desperate to keep the Dutch international, who has 18 months left on his current deal. However Wenger told the BBC: "Robin has 18 months to go and I'm confident he'll sign a new deal. I'm always confident."

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October 27, 2011  01:07 PM ET

It's about time! Thought he was going to Russia, though?

October 27, 2011  01:19 PM ET

Arsenal's home games so far this year:

Liverpool (6th)
Swansea (15th)
Bolton (18th)
Sunderland (14th)
Stoke (9th)

Arsenal's away games so far this year:

Newcastle (4th)
Manchester United (2nd)
Blackburn (20th)
Tottenham (5th)
Chelsea (3rd)


In related news, Arsenal has earned 12 of their 13 points at home so far this season.

October 27, 2011  01:22 PM ET

well they did keep Vermaelen.

to Geezus's pt on the Dome:

there is more to do in and around the Dome. And College FB games are infinitely more fun than NFL games.

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/314010-tevez-to-sue-man-cit y#ixzz1c0IPGrhR

October 27, 2011  01:22 PM ET

I was wondering when we'd get another Arsenal T&R....

October 27, 2011  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Arsenal's home games so far this year:Liverpool (6th)Swansea (15th)Bolton (18th)Sunderland (14th)Stoke (9th)Arsenal's away games so far this year:Newcastle (4th)Manchester United (2nd)Blackburn (20th)Tottenham (5th)Chelsea (3rd)In related news, Arsenal has earned 12 of their 13 points at home so far this season.

And Arsenal plays Man City away in the Andata (do they use similar terms in the Premier League) as well.

Meaning in the first round of games, Arsenal plays 6 of the 7 other top teams in the table currently away.

October 27, 2011  01:22 PM ET

I wasn't calling you out, Geez! haha

October 27, 2011  01:25 PM ET

Occupy 7

October 27, 2011  01:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

well they did keep Vermaelen.to Geezus's pt on the Dome:there is more to do in and around the Dome. And College FB games are infinitely more fun than NFL games.Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/314010-tevez-to-sue-man-cit y#ixzz1c0IPGrhR

To which...

But what about the beer? How can you expect Redskins fans to start fights if they aren't given liquid courage first?

You can also read more at: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/314010-tevez-to-sue-man-cit y#ixzz1c0IPGrhR

October 27, 2011  01:27 PM ET

Just to throw my two cents on the Byrd Stadium bit, what else does DCU have to fall back on, HONESTLY?? They average too much to go alllllllllllllllllllllll the way out to MD Soccerplex.... I guess they could always go play at the stadium on Howard University's campus, I'm sure that would endear some.

There's not much to choose from. Byrd is at least "new" (didn't it just get get renovated?). If they do move, they need to make up their minds within that 1st year what they are going to do. but DCU is only going to work long-term in a DC location, unless you can get lucky in Arlington, which I doubt will happen.

October 27, 2011  01:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

unless you can get lucky in Arlington, which I doubt will happen.

Occupy Target at Potomac Yards!

October 27, 2011  01:32 PM ET

hmmmm..... ESPN's Dana Jacobsen.... yes or no?

October 27, 2011  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Occupy Target at Potomac Yards!

Whoever put that strip mall there knew what the hell they're doing. That place is always packed!

October 27, 2011  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

hmmmm..... ESPN's Dana Jacobsen.... yes or no?

NO.

October 27, 2011  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

NO.

+1

October 27, 2011  01:36 PM ET

I wasn't able to tell. How confident is Wenger that they can keep RvP?

October 27, 2011  01:38 PM ET

One of the daily headlines on soccernet:

"Rio and Anton reject Terry advances"

October 27, 2011  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

hmmmm..... CNBC's Mandy Drury.... yes or no?

stock pr0n.... yes.

October 27, 2011  01:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Whoever put that strip mall there knew what the hell they're doing. That place is always packed!

And without a Metro stop!

October 27, 2011  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

One of the daily headlines on soccernet:"Rio and Anton reject Terry advances"

The man is a deviant! From their wives right to the men themselves!

 
October 27, 2011  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Whoever put that strip mall there knew what the hell they're doing. That place is always packed!

+1

Perfect placement. That spot would've been absolutely perfect even with it being more than a few blocks away from the metro.

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