Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 25 January 2021

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Greetings Gooners!!

I was devastated last Saturday, and I am sure most of you felt the same way!

Arsenal played well last Tuesday against Newcastle, winning 3-nil at home. We had 20 shots at goal with 6 on targets. It was a well-rounded game, where the team not only defended well, but attacked attractively.

While the previous excellent performances and results should have influenced Arsenal to strive in the FA Cup fourth round match against Southampton, apparently the players did not receive the memo. I would question Arteta as well. I understand the need for players to be rotated. But for me, a win against the Saints in the FA cup is more crucial than a win in the Premiership. The line-up for that match just did not work for me. We definitely need a miracle to be in the top 6 but by challenging for the FA Cup, the Club could have another alternative to pursue the European Cups, if ever this season ends badly.

Alas, the team conceded a scrappy goal to exit the fourth round. Only 2 matches for Arsenal in the FA Cup journey. If only….. yeah, it’s not easy to comprehend #gutted Arsenal is left with Europa League and Premiership for the remaining season. Let’s hope we make the best of what’s left.  

Arsenal returns to St. Mary’s this Wednesday, 27 January 2021 at 4.15 am for a “rematch” and then hosts the current leader, Man United, on Sunday, 31 January 2021 at 1.30 am. I hope the team can bounce back from this defeat.

Anyone know what happened to Auba?

By the way, there are still uncollected prizes at Crown Sports. Prize collection has been extended to 31 January 2021.

Till next week!

Meet-the-Member initiative– Share a photo of yourself in an Arsenal shirt and why you love the club for sharing on our social media platform. Answer the questionnaire attached below and email to shai@arsenalsingapore.com with your name and membership number and the photos.

Fantasy League All league participants are to email their names, membership numbers and team names to lance@arsenalsingapore.com for verification.

Crown Sports– As a member, you can purchase sports goods, including Arsenal merchandise at 20% discount (except sale/promotional items). Present your membership card when making purchases.

Jeffo’s – Don’t forget to try their awesome chicken wings, located at No. 18 Duxton Road. Their happy hour is from 4.00pm to 7.30pm. Draft beers (Asahi/Connors) is priced at $10+ a pint and there’s a burger promotion at $18 + which includes a pint of draft beer or house red/white wine. Arsenal members receive 10% discounts on all drinks other than the happy hour promotion. Present your membership card to receive the discounts. The food is very reasonably priced and they have an extensive menu.

Customise your Arsenal shirts – if you are keen to print name-set and badges for past and present Arsenal shirts, contact Jinfu at 91800893 to make arrangements.

Victoria Concordia Crescit,

Shai
Arsenal Singapore

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 18 January 2021

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Greetings Gooners!!

How was your week? I hope it pan out well for you. The last match against Palace saw some changes made to the side. Tierney was missing with a calf injury. He was missed very much on the left flank and it was not easy for Ainsley to emulate his performance. Partey was also featured in that game. Given his performance, he still requires more match time to be at optimal level. But overall, the team did well. They huff and puff and eventually earned a draw. At this point, Arsenal is unbeaten in five games, without conceding any goals. That is a good start to 2021.

I did predict during the early start of the season that the current EPL is full of topsy-turvy drama. Man United is now top of the league. We have seen Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs, Leicester, Southampton at the top. It’ll be a long season ahead, more games to play, more  drama and who knows, if all goes well, we might be at the top four. #fingerscrossed.  

Ozil’s saga with the Club has ended with his contract termination. Arsenal now saves £350k a week. We wish him all the best, joining Podolski in the Turkish league. Honestly, I do miss his sublime assists and goals for Arsenal. I do hope the money can be utilised to buy 1-2 players to boost the team.

Another 4 am game on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 against Newcastle at the Emirates. Following that, it is back to defending the FA Cup on Saturday, 23 January 2021 at 8.15 pm. We play either Southampton or Shrewsbury, who will play this coming Wednesday. My mind says the Saints but my heart says we play Shrewsbury. Come on Arsenal!

Another reminder for the winners for our past events to collect your prizes at Crown Sports.

Current Club’s benefits/events:

Meet-the-Member initiative– Share a photo of yourself in an Arsenal shirt and why you love the club for sharing on our social media platform. Answer the questionnaire attached below and email to shai@arsenalsingapore.com with your name and membership number and the photos.

Fantasy League All league participants are to email their names, membership numbers and team names to lance@arsenalsingapore.com for verification.

Crown Sports– As a member, you can purchase sports goods, including Arsenal merchandise at 20% discount (except sale/promotional items). Present your membership card when making purchases.

Jeffo’s – Try their awesome chicken wings, located at No. 18 Duxton Road. Their happy hour is from 4.00pm to 7.30pm. Draft beers (Asahi/Connors) is priced at $10+ a pint and there’s a burger promotion at $18 + which includes a pint of draft beer or house red/white wine. Arsenal members receive 10% discounts on all drinks other than the happy hour promotion. Present your membership card to receive the discounts. The food is very reasonably priced and they have an extensive menu.

Customise your Arsenal shirts – if you are keen to print name-set and badges for past and present Arsenal shirts, contact Jinfu at 91800893 to make arrangements.

COYG!!

Victoria Concordia Crescit,

Shai
Arsenal Singapore

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 13 January 2021

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Greetings Gooners!!

Arsenal defended the FA Cup title well, with a win against Newcastle last Sunday. We were almost knocked out if not for the skills and bravery of Leno. The players huff and puff throughout the match and eventually, secured a win, with a brace from Emile and Auba in extra time.  What a start to the FA Cup campaign! That special sleeve patch, with number 14, is top-class. Next round, it is either Southampton or Shrewsbury.

There is no transfer/loan news for this window at the moment. The good news is that Holding has signed a new contract. He is not a super-central defender kind of player, but he has been impressive, and he is English. It is unlikely that Arsenal will buy new players, other than looking for a proper deputy for Leno but who knows. There might be a miracle!         

It is back to the EPL this week. Another early morning game this Friday, 15 January 2021 at 4 am against Crystal Palace at the Emirates. Come on you Gunners!

For the winners for our past events, don’t forget to collect your prizes at Crown Sports.

Meet-the-Member initiative– Share a photo of yourself in an Arsenal shirt and why you love the club for sharing on our social media platform. Answer the questionnaire attached below and email to shai@arsenalsingapore.com with your name and membership number and the photos.

Fantasy League All league participants are to email their names, membership numbers and team names to lance@arsenalsingapore.com for verification.

Crown Sports– As a member, you can purchase sports goods, including Arsenal merchandise at 20% discount (except sale/promotional items). Present your membership card when making purchases.

Jeffo’s – Don’t forget to try their awesome chicken wings, located at No. 18 Duxton Road. Their happy hour is from 4.00pm to 7.30pm. Draft beers (Asahi/Connors) is priced at $10+ a pint and there’s a burger promotion at $18 + which includes a pint of draft beer or house red/white wine. Arsenal members receive 10% discounts on all drinks other than the happy hour promotion. Present your membership card to receive the discounts. The food is very reasonably priced and they have an extensive menu.

Till next week.

Victoria Concordia Crescit,

Shai
Arsenal Singapore

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here