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Bayern Munich Keeper Manuel Neuer To Trial Four-Fingered Gloves Against Arsenal

By Chris Wright

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is set to trial his new four-fingered goalie gloves against Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday after debuting his innovation against Wolfsburg on Friday night – Bayern won 2-0.

The gloves are only four-fingered on Neuer’s right hand, with the index and middle fingers connected to presumably increase the surface area of the palm of his hand or some such nonsense.

That said, Neuer has earned the right to wear a pair of frozen chickens on his hands if he darn well pleases, given that Bayern Munich are yet to concede a goal in 2013 and have only conceded seven all season – helping put them 15 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

(Via Telegraph)

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By Chris on February 18th, 2013 in Arsenal, Bundesliga, Champions League, Kits & fashion, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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9 Responses to “Bayern Munich Keeper Manuel Neuer To Trial Four-Fingered Gloves Against Arsenal”

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  2. Pat says:

    15 points, not 18 points

  3. Dan says:

    He isn’t trialing any fancy new glove. He just has a sprained finger and this way he can tape his fingers together for added support. It’s very common. Many keepers have done it when playing with an injury, Jens Lehman, Paul Robinson, Ben Foster the list would never end…

  4. Alex says:

    The no goals conceded stat in 2013 – Tehy conceded 2 to Alemannia Aachen in January (albeit they won 5-2). They were also on winter break in January.

  5. sam w says:

    So, he’s injured his hand and needs his fingers taped up.

    He’s not the first to do it, Schmeichal and Van der Sar both have done so before and sure sure others have besides.

  6. ande says:

    As Dan said, he’s not trying out anything fancy. It’s just due to injury.

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