Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 5 June 2022

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Hello Gooners!
 
It’s been a while since my last newsletter.. not that I was doing some soul searching on why Arsenal was in the fifth position. I was simply busy and I apologise for the short hiatus.

I’m not trying to resurrect the sentiments about Arsenal, given that the league had ended about 2 weeks ago. It’s just that I want to share my view about how the team has done well to secure 5th position. With the manner we started the 2021/2022 season, the topsy turvy performances, the players’ issues, the thin squad, etc, Arsenal did ok and eventually qualify for the Europa League for this coming season.
 
While there’s no Champions League this time, in some aspects, there’s an improvement and there’s certainly progress. Perhaps, it’s a step-by-step process for Arsenal to be a major contender in time to come.

Never stop loving Arsenal!! We will get there!
 
Have you renewed your membership? Please do via the link: https://members.arsenalsingapore.com/v2/membership. Those that have done so, the first batch of the new membership card will be mailed to you on 6 June 2022. Look out for it. For any issues on membership, please email sameer@arsenalsingapore.com

Arsenal contest winners

I would like to present to you, our very own Arsenal Sg ‘bomoh’ (Shaman in Malay language), the winner of ‘Guess the score’ contest. He is none other than Shahrizal Hamid!! You’ve won yourself a voucher of $120! The other participants are eligible for a lucky draw, to win a 2022/2023 home jersey. This lucky draw will take place at the start of the new season.

The three winners of ‘Design the membership card’ contest goes to:

1st place: Joel Ho – $100
2nd place: Bob M Fauzi – $50
3rd place: Pete Woon – $30

The top 6 winners of the Arsenal Sg Fantasy league winners are:

1st place: Ang Yisheng – $100
2nd place: Nathan Jayapal – $60
3rd place: Rich Yu – $40
4th place: Soh Chee Siang – $20
5th place: Tan Hien Leng – $20
6th place: Hoe Ziqian – $20

And the list of the winners for the 15th anniversary party is as follow: 

Quiz 1st place: Arsenal home 2020-2021 kit (M) – Eric Ong
Quiz 2nd place: Arsenal shoe bag – Alvin Phua
Quiz 3rd place: Arsenal pouch – Benjamin Chia

Lucky draw prizes: 

Collectible item: A set of soccer starz Arsenal team 2012 season – Benjamin Chia
Arsenal Pre-match shirt (size M) – Janeil Vaswani
Arsenal Pre-match shirt (size L) – Edward James Cripps
Arsenal training kit (size S) – Shahrizal Hamid
Arsenal training kit (size L) – Eric Ong
Arsenal t-shirt (size M) – Puay Jin Hao
Emirates gift pack: Plane, cap keychain, binoculars, earpiece – Richard Ng
Arsenal bag – Tan Hong Meng
Arsenal bag – Tiong Jin Yan
Emirates gift pack: Wash bag, travel adaptor, passport wallet, key chain, cap – Sameer Rashid
Emirates gift pack: Shoe bag, key chain, cap, binoculars – Wahid Saini
Arsenal cap – Chan Kie
Arsenal cap – Ang Yisheng
Arsenal 2022 diary – Michelle Koh
Arsenal 2022 calendar – Sam Wong

The auctions, of a set of soccer starz Arsenal cup winners team pack and a signed 2020/2021 away kit, were won by Tan Hong Meng for a total bid of $1,488. The auction proceeds have been donated to the Children Aid’s Society.

To all the winners, please collect your prizes on 7 June 2022 between 7-9 pm at Southbridge hotel, 210 South Bridge Road, Singapore. Unclaimed prizes will be kept by the club and handover to you after the start of the new season. You can also ask someone to collect for you. Kindly email me if you seek clarification on this.

On behalf of the exco, a big congratulations to the winners. And thank you to the others, for supporting these events that we have organised. I am sure you will continue to support the club in the coming season as we are now able to mingle together and watch the live matches.

More updates will be shared on the new Arsenal Sg homeground and also the jersey promotion for the members.

COYG!!
 
Victoria Concordia Crescit,

Shai
Arsenal Singapore 

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 15 May 2022

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Hei Gooners!
 
Arsenal Sg wishes all our Buddhist members a Happy Vesak Day and to the others, a happy holiday. May we all have peace and tranquillity in our lives. We need this because of the current situation with Arsenal. The team is on the verge of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
 
Whilst the wins against West Ham and Leeds proved to be of utmost importance to challenge for the 4th spot, the loss against Spurs last Friday essentially makes the challenge very complex.

It was supposedly a defining moment for Arsenal at the Spurs Stadium but the team faltered after just 22 minutes into the game. We all know what happened. Well…
 
It’s now an arduous fight till the end, for the next two games, to determine if Arsenal qualifies for the Champions League or the Europa.

Two very big games are coming up, an away match against Newcastle on 17 May 2022 at 3 am and a home game against Everton on 22 May 2022 at 11 pm. Will we be celebrating St Totteringham Day on the final match of the season?

It’s gonna be a big season finale this season for us Gooners. It’s like watching the end of Money Heist!
 
We have just received the signed prints from Parlour. We will make arrangements for the prize winners to receive their prizes in due course.  
 
Membership renewal for next season has started. It is $30. Use the link: https://members.arsenalsingapore.com/v2/membership for the renewal.
 
Have a wonderful long weekend Gooners!!
 
Victoria Concordia Crescit,
 
Shai
Arsenal Singapore 

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 26 April 2022

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Hey Gooners!
 
That’s 2 unexpected wins from the Gunners against Chelsea and Man United! The players deserve our applause for their big performances. Astonishingly, Spurs was held to a draw by Brentford and with last week’s results, Arsenal lies in fourth position, with a 2-point advantage. It is still a massive competition for 3rd and 4th placing with 5 games to play. Chelsea plays Man United tomorrow. Which team do you prefer to win, or is a draw sufficient?
 
This Sunday, 1 May 2022, Arsenal travels to London Stadium to play against West Ham while Spurs hosts Leicester City. Spurs plays at 9 am and it’s another advantage for Arsenal, as the game against the Hammers is scheduled at 11.30 pm. Hopefully, Arsenal capitalise on this.
 
West Ham plays a Europa semi-final on Friday. Hopefully, their desire for the final would have some negative impact on the Premier League match against Arsenal. Yet, another advantage for the Arsenal!
 
It seems that the circumstances are favourable for the Arsenal this Sunday. Can we take it positively and win the London derby? COYG!! Submit your score prediction before the game.
 
We are still waiting for the signed prints from Parlour. He asked for another week or so. Once we have received, the details for the prize winners will be shared.
 
Membership renewals for next season have started. It is $30. Use the link: https://members.arsenalsingapore.com/v2/membership for the renewal.
 
Have a wonderful long weekend Gooners!! And Salam Aidilfitri in advance to the Muslim members!
   
Victoria Concordia Crescit,
 
Shai
Arsenal Singapore