Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 24 February 2021

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Greetings Gooners!!

The results for Arsenal last week were not so great. And the newsletter too, with some misinformation. #myapologies  

The 1-1 score line against Benfica seemed alright but when Arsenal could have chalked up more away goals, it felt a little wasted. Had Auba worn his scoring boots for that game, it would have reduced the pressure when Arsenal plays the return leg. Hopefully that 1 goal is a vital one.

The match against Man City was fascinating. At some point in the game, Arsenal played better football than City. This was probably a game between two shrewd and intelligent tacticians. Overall, Arteta won, in terms of tactics but Pep won the important 3-point eventually. Despite Arsenal conceding a very early goal, it was tough to equalize against a team who has been winning in the last 10 matches.     

Next, Arsenal travels to Athens for the match against Benfica this Friday, 26 February 2021 at 1.55 am and then to King Power to play Leicester on Sunday, 28 February 2021 for an early kick-off at 8.00 pm. COYG!!

That’s all for now..

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, 17 February 2021

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Hello Singapore Gooners!!

That was a fantastic win against Leeds last Monday and a nerve-wrecking second half, for me. After 90-minute, the score of 4-2 bodes well for Arsenal as Auba grabbed his first Premier League hat-trick for the club since joining in 2018.  

The first half of the match was a perfect all-round play by Arsenal. The new loanee, MØ11, got his first start and he combined well with Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe and Saka. This was another new midfield set-up by Arteta, just when we thought Pepe was starting to settle-in. In fact, I prefer this midfield combination. Our attacks were very potent and after a very long time, we put in 3 goals in the first half. This game was a much-needed revival after 2 losses in a row.

By now, all would have realised that this season is full of uncertainties. The 2019/20 champion, Liverpool, had been humbled a few times and seemed like Man City is likely to be the new champion for this season. But there’s more games to play and nothing can be cast in stone. Arsenal has 14 games left to play and the team just have to play their best and hope to climb to the TOP 6! #COYG

Either that, Arteta could do what he did during last season’s FA Cup – by inspiring the players to win the Europa League as it is the only tournament left for Arsenal to automatically qualify for European competition next season, in the event the team did not do well in the Premiership.

It will not be an easy Europa cup tie for Arsenal with Benfica, as the club hosts them on Friday, 26 February 2021 at 1.55 am. It will be harder for the Gunners when Jesus is their coach.

After that, Arsenal hosts Man City on Monday, 29 February 2021 at 12.30 am. City is on top of their game at the moment and guess what, they have Jesus too!

There’s still 9 more days of CNY celebrations and I hope that members who are celebrating, are having a great get-together with their families! #workhardplayharder  

Once again, I would like to appeal to the members, to support the meet-the-member initiative. We need more submissions. Thank you!

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, 11 February 2021

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Greetings Gooners!!

It was horrendous last week, with two losses.

The first loss was against the Wolves. We started well with Nico scoring a brilliant curler and then Arsenal self-destructed to lose 2-1. Luiz and Leno were sent off for red-card offences but the most contentious one was against Luiz. I agree that his action was a technical offence and deserving. As for Leno, a professional goalkeeper no less, the red-card was warranted for that schoolboy error. At this stage of the competition, the lack of focus truly cost Arsenal the 3 points.

The next loss to Villa was painful for me. We conceded a goal very early, thanks to a mispassed from Soares but the way Arsenal played from thereon just did not work, with aimless crosses from the flanks, albeit some goal-scoring moments through attacks from the middle, which Martinez had no problems dealing with. Arsenal had lost both matches against Villa and Arsenal did not score against Martinez since he left the club.

Arsenal now lies in the 11th position, after 23 matches with 10 losses and 4 draws. 15 more matches to play and to move upwards, we can only hope for the other teams to languish downwards. The season at the moment for Arsenal seems to display the repeat of the 1994-95 era. Let’s support Arsenal at this time and pray, for the team to salvage what’s left till the end of 2020-2021.     

Arsenal hosts Leeds United this coming Monday, 15 February 2021 at 12.30 am. It will be a tight game against Marcelo’s side. COYG!!

On behalf of the exco, a blessed and wonderful Chinese New Year to our members that celebrate. Gong Xi Fa Cai! And Huat ah Arsenal!

Finally, can I request for members to support the meet-the-member initiative. We need more submissions. Thank you!

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