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PST predicts which teams will win UEFA Champions League quarters, do you agree?

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The UEFA Champions League quarterfinals are upon us, so how will the ‘elite eight’ shake out?

Giants from England, Spain, Germany and France clash over the next two weeks to decide which teams will make the semifinals of Europe’s elite club competition. All four matchups are extremely close to call, and that’s where our experts come in.


Tasked with picking the four teams they think will make it through to the semis, PST’s five writers (plus myself, the PL-optimist editor) have been scratching their heads and sweating over who to select.

But here are their picks, as the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals are upon us. Remember, you can find all the recaps, analysis and news from the UCL right here at ProSoccerTalk.

FC Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid Follow live, here

Richard Farley: Barcelona
Mike Prindiville: Barcelona
Kyle Bonn: Barcelona
Kirsten Schlewitz: Atletico Madrid
Nick Mendola: Barcelona

Borussia Dortmund vs. Real MadridFollow live, here

JPW: Real Madrid
Richard Farley: Real Madrid
Mike Prindiville: Real Madrid
Kyle Bonn: Real Madrid
Kirsten Schlewitz: Real Madrid
Nick Mendola: Real Madrid

Manchester United vs. Bayern MunichFollow live, here

JPW: Manchester United
Richard Farley:  Bayern Munich
Mike Prindiville: Bayern Munich
Kyle Bonn: Bayern Munich
Kirsten Schlewitz: Bayern Munich
Nick Mendola: Bayern Munich

Paris Saint-Germain vs. ChelseaFollow live, here

JPW: Chelsea
Richard Farley: Chelsea
Mike Prindiville: Paris Saint-Germain
Kyle Bonn: Paris Saint-Germain
Kirsten Schlewitz: Paris Saint-Germain
Nick Mendola: Chelsea

Memphis jersey biggest seller in Premier League

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Memphis Depay‘s name has been printed on more Premier League jerseys than anybody else.

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According to Kitbag.com, the Manchester United winger is the biggest climber on their top 10 list and fans have flocked to have “Memphis” printed on the back of their United jerseys.

The Dutch winger, 21, has had an up-and-down start to life at Old Trafford but that is not detracting fans from having Memphis, the name he prefers, emblazoned on the back of their shirts. Folks from an unnamed city in Tennessee, have you been buying lots of jerseys on the internet? No doubt the number of United fans in that region has sky-rocketed in the last few months. No doubt.

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Anyway, below is the list of the top 10 players name printed by Kitbag.

Top 10 selling jerseys worldwide

1. Lionel Messi – Barcelona
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
3. Memphis Depay – Manchester United
4. Bastian Schweinsteiger – Manchester United
5. Eden Hazard – Chelsea
6. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United
7. Neymar – Barcelona
8. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
9. Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
10. Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool

New Arsenal contracts on the way for Alexis, Ozil

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil
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Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are both in line to be handed new contracts by Arsenal.

The attacking duo, who have been in fine form in recent weeks after slow starts to the season, both have current deals which run until 2018 but the Gunners are said to be keen on locking the attacking midfielders down to contract extensions.

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According to the Daily Mail, Sanchez is set to become Arsenal’s top earner with a new deal on the table in excess of $220,000.

Sanchez is currently being paid $197,000 per week but is not the highest paid player at the Emirates, with Ozil taking that mantle and earning a cool $215,000 a week. Speaking of Ozil, talks over a new deal for him are also being prepared by Arsene Wenger and club officials with the German playmaker finally showing consistency this season, which is his third campaign in the Premier League following his $63 million move from Real Madrid in 2013.

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Sanchez, 26, missed most of Arsenal’s preseason after winning the 2015 Copa America with Chile on home soil this summer, but he is now back in his groove and the former Barcelona forward has scored five goals in his last two PL games and seven times in his last four outings for club and country.

Ozil scored his first goal of the season against Manchester United in Arsenal’s recent 3-0 win, as Ozil and Sanchez ripped United’s defense apart in a stunning 19-minute spell at the beginning of the match.

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With Theo Walcott locked down to a new long-term contract in the summer, Wenger now looks to have found his go-to front three as Walcott, Sanchez and Ozil possess a superb combination of pace, power and trickery. It’s no surprise to hear reports about new deals being prepared for Sanchez and Ozil, as the duo have that extra bit of class which has seen the Gunners win back-to-back FA Cups and comfortably finish in the top four of the PL.

Now, can they kick on and contend for the title this season? If Sanchez and Ozil stay fit and in-form, there’s no reason why not.