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Wenger rooting for Barcelona? Gunners get dough if Barca wins Champions League

Barcelona v Arsenal - UEFA Champions League

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 06: Bojan Krkic of Barcelona is challenged by Thomas Vermaelen of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg match between Barcelona and Arsenal at Camp Nou on April 6, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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In a minor and quite miniscule sense, Barcelona will have Arsenal on its side in next month’s UEFA Champions League final against Juventus.

Perhaps we’ll call them Barcenal.

The North London club will get $4.5 million if Barcelona wins the UCL title, thanks a clause in the summer sale of defender Thomas Vermaelen.

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The 29-year-old defender just returned to full fitness after a season-long injury battle with a hamstring tear, but his participation doesn’t matter when it comes to the money.

No word on whether Wenger has already committed the money to signing more attackers.

In case your curious -- we were -- Barca and Arsenal haven’t tangled since the 2011 UCL, and the Blaugranas have a 4W-2D-1L advantage in the series.

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