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What-ifs: Arsenal Had Hired Cruyff, Abramovich Bought Portsmouth, Ibrahimovic Never Joined Barca, and Bayern Signed Neymar

Musa and Ryan explore some more alternate soccer universes, from Arsenal’s coaching timeline to Neymar’s career stops

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Musa and Ryan take another stroll through alternate soccer universes, beginning with what if Roman Abramovich had decided to buy Portsmouth, instead of Chelsea (03:30) in 2003. They then discuss what would have happened had Arsenal hired Johan Cruyff, not Arsène Wenger in 1996 (18:30), the Barcelona board hadn’t sanctioned a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2009 (34:26), and Neymar had joined Pep Guardiola’s Bayern instead of Barcelona in 2014 (46:20).

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