Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 8th February 2017

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Good morning Gooners,

BREAKING NEWS!

Question: Can you name the Arsenal player who can lay claim to these honours?
– Invincible
– Legend
– 2 times Premier League Winner with Arsenal
– 3 times FA Cup Winner with Arsenal
– 2 times Community Shield Winner with Arsenal
– 2 times African Cup of Nations Winner with Cameroon
– African Nations Cup Player of the Tournament
– Olympic Gold Medal Winner with Cameroon

Answer: LAUREN !
This morning, Lauren signed da thing with Arsenal Singapore Club. He has officially agreed to grace our 10th Anniversary Party in March. Excited much yet?

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Also known as Arsenal’s Mr Reliable, Lauren made 241 appearances in total for The Arsenal from 2000 to 2007. He has won 5 major trophies in 7 years with us.

In case your memory is sketchy, here is Lauren’s profile: http://www.arsenal.com/history/profiles/392/-lauren

Read here on why Arsene Wenger rated Lauren so highly: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20151113/wenger-lauren-was-scared-of-nobody

For those members who have already signed up, I bet you are thrilled that you will be in the same room with an Arsenal Invincible and Legend.

For others who have not registered yet, you can still do so. Scroll down now!

Arsenal SG 10th Anniversary Celebration

There are only 28 seats available for our big bash on Saturday 25th March at Hotel Jen Tanglin!

Members can still register this Saturday 11th Feb. Look for Tony from 7.30pm-8.30pm and make payment in CASH. Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni

$70 for Arsenal SG members
$90 for non-members (immediate family members only).
The actual value is over $100 per person!

This Saturday, we take on Hull City at home. After the disappointing last two matches, the team must bounce back. They have to… The stakes are high!

Following that we play Bayern Munich away (16th Feb, 3.45am) and Sutton United away in the FA Cup (21st Feb, 3.55am). Both matches are not shown at FIVE Square. We will be back for the Liverpool match on Sun 5th March, 1.30am.

Meanwhile, remember to sign up for the 10th Anniversary Party this Saturday. It’s not everyday that we have a chance to have an Arsenal Invincible and Legend come to Singapore.

It’s an early kick-off so members can grab your dinner there. I’ll see you there.

The Arsenal v Hull City, 8.30PM kick-off, Saturday 11th Feb.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 1st February 2017

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Good evening Gooners,

Why do it the easy way when we can do it The Arsenal way? Wasn’t that on your mind when you saw the match this morning?

Astonishingly, it was another Jekyll & Hyde performance. Some say blame it on the rain? Nah! We have repeatedly paid the price for our poor starts and so we carelessly dropped 3 crucial points. I suppose the only good thing is everyone else dropped points too.

Mixed start to the Year of the Rooster, ain’t it?

Here are your Arsenal Singapore updates this week to cheer you up.

1. Arsenal SG 10th Anniversary Celebration

AWESOME NEWS! We will reveal the mystery guest from Arsenal in the coming days! You have waited long enough.

This could be Legen….wait for it… Dary! *hint hint, cough cough*

There are only 25 seats available for our big bash on Saturday 25th March at Hotel Jen Tanglin!

Members can still register this Saturday 4th Feb.
Look for Tony from 7.30pm-8.30pm,
make payment in cash and submit the registration form. Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni

Current pricing: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members (immediate family members only). The actual value is over $100 per person!

2. Arsenal Match Tickets

We have these matches coming up and their application deadline is in February. Send your ticket application to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Sunderland
Match Date: April 22nd, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Feb 11th, 2017

Manchester United
Match Date: May 6th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Feb 25th, 2017

This Saturday, it will be a blockbuster match with the London derby. Truly, this IS the moment we have all been waiting for. Are we title challengers or the great pretenders? The stakes are high! Conte’s Chelski is the team to beat if we wanna be Champions again.

I wanna see our members come down to FIVE Square for this one. It’s gonna be massive! It’s an early kick-off. Grab your dinner there (so many cuisines to choose from)! I’ll see you there. Get ready to sing loud and proud.

Chelski v The Arsenal, 8.30PM kick-off, Saturday 4th Feb.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 25th January 2017

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Good morning Gooners,

Have you recovered from that roller-coaster match last Sunday and THAT 97th minute winner by Alexis? How cool was his penalty…. Quite Henry-esque if you ask me.

Even Le Boss showed some fire in his belly on Sunday! LOL.

3 more points in the bag and we’re 2nd now. Just need to maintain our pace against Watford next in the league.

Here is your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.

1. FIVE Square – CLOSED for Chinese New Year

Take note that FIVE will be closed from 27th to 31st Jan for the long break. They will re-open on 1st Feb.

Our FA Cup game against Southampton will not be screened on 29th Jan.

2. Arsenal SG 10th Anniversary Celebration

We have 25 seats available for our big bash on Saturday 25th March at Hotel Jen Tanglin!

We hope to reveal the mystery guest from Arsenal by February! Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.

Current pricing: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members (immediate family members only). The actual value is over $100 per person!

Members can still register on Saturday 4th Feb. Look for Tony from 7pm-8pm, make payment in cash and submit the registration form. Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni

3. Arsenal Match Tickets

Application for the final April home match is still open. Send your ticket application to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Sunderland
Match Date: April 22nd, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Feb 11th, 2017

Our next game is away to Southampton for the FA Cup. This could get very tricky as they have the advantage after defeating us in the EFL Cup earlier this season. But the glamour and prestige of the FA Cup will be up for grabs and I hope our boys will raise their game. This game WILL NOT be screened at FIVE Square as they are closed for Chinese New Year.

Then we play at home to Watford on 1st Feb, 3.45am game. This will also not be screened at FIVE Square.

We will be back for the all-London derby against Conte’s Chelski on Sat 4th Feb, 8.30pm.

For now, the Arsenal Singapore Exco team wishes everyone a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year in the Year of the Rooster!

GONG XI FA CAI
WAN SHI RU YI

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 18th January 2017

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Good evening Gooners,

Our away win against The Swans breathed some life back into the team. G-man scored again, so did Alexis. Another clean sheet. 4 goals that night and we’re back to 4th spot again.. ahem!

Let’s see if we can continue this momentum for entire January and catch up on the other teams above us who have a tougher fixture list than us this month.

Here is your Arsenal Singapore updates this week.

1. Arsenal FC EXCLUSIVE Souvenir!

The first 88 members who turn up for this Sunday’s game will receive a mysterious souvenir, courtesy of Arsenal FC. It’s something really unique which I brought back from London recently.

All you have to do is to show your Arsenal SG membership card to the Exco table at FIVE and you will receive this special surprise. One souvenir per member first-come, first-served.

Limited to the first 88 pax (auspicious enough for CNY, obviously). You snooze, you lose… LOL!
2. Arsenal SG 10th Anniversary Celebration

We have 175 seats booked so far. Yes, only 25 seats are available and we will cap it at 200 pax!

We have been working really hard behind the scenes to secure a special guest from Arsenal to attend our big bash on Saturday 25th March at Hotel Jen Tanglin! Once this is confirmed, look out for our announcement. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this.

Current pricing: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members (immediate family members only). The actual value is over $100 per person!

Members can still register on Sunday 22nd Jan. Look for Tony from 9pm-10pm, make payment in cash and submit the registration form. Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni

3. Arsenal Match Tickets

We have 3 exciting games coming up at The Emirates Stadium in April. Send your ticket applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Manchester City
Match Date: April 1st, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 21st, 2017

West Ham United
Match Dare: April 4th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 24th, 2017

Sunderland
Match Date: April 22nd, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Feb 11th, 2017
On Sunday, we play at home to Burnley. Le Coq, Walcott, Bellerin and rumoured to be back fit for the game. Will they start? Le Boss may tinker with the squad and keep everyone fresh. Burnley will play it tight and a certain nutcase in their team (read: jail-bird) may play and try to wind us up again. Our boys will have to be on their best behaviour and play to our strengths.

Take note of the following:

  • Five Square outlet will only open at 8pm on Sunday.
  • Only the Tapas food stall will be open. Last order is half-time, 11PM.

The Arsenal v Burnley, 10.15PM kick-off, Sunday 22nd Jan.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 11th January 2017

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Good morning Gooners,

The Oli-G 2017 Extravaganza continues to save our day again. And again. And again.

Think about this. In his last 3 games, G-man (or Superman as I now call him) has scored 3 goals, made 2 assists and nabbed 3 Man-of-the-Match awards! Ok he can keep his beard for another month, I suppose.. haha!

Pity about our team performance though. Completely lacklustre against Preston and Bournemouth in our past two games. Talk is cheap and the boys keep saying they will improve but they gotta stop talking and start playing real world football.

Here is your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.

1. Emirates Partnership

A reminder to all members of our tie-up with Emirates that was launched on 1st Sep 2016. Book your tickets online at emirates.com using the promo code SGARSS6 and enjoy a 10% saving* on Flex and Flex Plus fares, and a 5% saving* on Saver fares.  Offer is valid in Business Class and Economy Class on flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle. Travel period is until 30 June 2017.

You may contact Umarani at Umarani@arsenalsingapore.com if you have questions.

2. Arsenal SG 10th Anniversary Celebration

You guys and gals have been simply fantastic! We have 170 seats booked so far. Yes, only 30 seats are available and we will cap it at 200 pax!

We are also working really hard to secure a special guest from Arsenal to attend our big bash on Saturday 25th March at Hotel Jen Tanglin! Once this is confirmed, look out for our announcement. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this.

Current pricing: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members (immediate family members only). The actual value is over $100 per person!

Members can still register on Saturday 14th Jan. Look for Tony only from 10pm-11pm, make payment in cash and submit the registration form. Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni

3. Arsenal Match Tickets

We have 3 exciting games coming up at The Emirates Stadium in April. Send your ticket applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Manchester City
Match Date: April 1st, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 21st, 2017

West Ham United
Match Date: April 4th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 24th, 2017

Sunderland
Match Date: April 22nd, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Feb 11th, 2017

This Saturday, the team travels away for a tricky one against Swansea. They are caught in a relegation battle and so our boys need to be creative to unlock their defence. Will Xhaka-Ramsey combi spark some magic in the middle? Will Lucas and Ox start? Will Ozil finally be back?

There’s only one way to find out. Come down to FIVE Square and enjoy the full menu of Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish food options available with your favourite drink in hand. We hope to see our members back in full force for this one.

Swansea City v The Arsenal, 11PM kick-off, Saturday 14th Jan.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 4th January 2017

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Good afternoon Gooners,

Happy New Year to All.

Good news and bad news to usher in 2017.
The bad news is the team was absolutely pathetic for the first 69 mins against Bournemouth this morning. Pissed poor performance!

The good news is The Scorpion King (Oli-G) decided to become Superman from the 70th minute and saved us yet again! Another good news is we are unbeaten in 2017 thus far. Hey it’s true, isn’t it? LOL.

I was in London to catch the past 2 games and it was good to end 2016 and kick-off 2017 with hard-earned victories over WBA and Crystal Palace respectively. The atmosphere at Emirates was fantastic and the crowd got behind the team when the going got tough.

It’s always nice to meet Singapore Gooners in London (some were on their honeymoon) and wanna say hello to Edward & family, Mark & partner, Peng Juay & partner, Yuxin, Steve and Suzanne. Top Gooners there!! Hope to see more Singapore Gooners making the trip to catch The Arsenal in action. There’s nothing quite like that feeling of watching a game at The Emirates!

Here is your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.
1. 10th Anniversary Celebration

Early-bird pricing ends on Thursday 5th Jan. Yes, that’s tomorrow!
Members can head to FIVE Square on Thursday 5th January 2017. Look for Tony strictly from 7pm-8pm and make payment in Cash and submit the registration form.

Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni

We now have 145 members signed up for our big event on Saturday 25th March 2017 at Hotel Jen Tanglin. Our target is to secure 200 members for this Anniversary party. This will be our BIGGEST bash ever!!

Early-bird pricing: $60 for Arsenal SG members and $80 for non-members (immediate family only).
From 6th January 2017 onwards: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members.

The actual value is over $100 per person!

2. FIVE Square

Our FA Cup 2017 run starts this Saturday (Sunday morning). Take note of the following:

  • Five Square will telecast this game.
  • Food service is available and last order is half-time, 2.15AM
  • If members wish to book a table, FIVE will accept reservations only via email: square@fivebar.sg

Finally this Sunday, our road to Wembley begins! Seeking our 13th FA Cup glory, we play away to Preston North End. From last night’s performance, I reckon Lucas, Ox and Gabriel deserve to start that game. Welbeck might play some part in it. Some players like Walcott and Coquelin may be out due to injury. But the romance of the FA Cup always gets fans excited.

Come down to FIVE and let’s get behind your Arsenal team!! Let’s create an electrifying atmosphere this Sunday and sing your favourite Arsenal songs.

FA CUP: Preston North End v The Arsenal, 1.30AM kick-off, Sunday 8th Jan.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 29th December 2016

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Good morning Gooners,

The Arsenal rounded off 2016 with a very tight 1-0 victory over WBA who basically parked the bus (and their mini-van) in front of their goal. We huffed and puffed and eventually Oli-G came to the rescue, kindly assisted by Ozil.

We need to grind out such results especially in January when all our rivals have tougher fixtures than us. We must start strongly in 2017 and keep our faith till May!

Here is your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.

1. Referral Needed for 10th Anniversary

The Exco team needs your help. Can you recommend us a company that can do decoration of the ballroom for us? We are looking for someone who can do it a a very reasonable rate (read: BIG discount lah). If that person is a Gooner it’s a Bonus! We are on a tight budget so appreciate your referrals.

Please email Shai at shai@arsenalsingapore.com if you know someone. Thanks Gooners!

2. 10th Anniversary Celebration

We now have 145 members signed up for our big event on Saturday 25th March 2017 at Hotel Jen Tanglin. Our target is to secure 200 members for this Anniversary party. This will be our BIGGEST bash ever!!

Last chance for our members!
We will offer a grace period until 5th Jan 2017 to our members who can’t come down to FIVE Square on weekends to register and make payment.

On Thursday 5th January 2017,  look for Tony from 7pm-8pm and make payment in Cash. This is really your last chance to enjoy the early-bird pricing.

Early-bird pricing: $60 for Arsenal SG members and $80 for non-members (immediate family only).
From 6th January 2017 onwards: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members.
The actual value is over $100 per person!

Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni and come down to FIVE to make payment.

Please contact Umarani at Umarani@arsenalsingapore.com if you have any questions.

3. FIVE Square

Sunday 1st Jan is a public holiday and our game is at Midnight (Monday morning). Take note of the following:

  • Five Square outlet will only open at 8pm on 1st Jan.
  • Only the Tapas food stall will be open. Last order is half-time, 12.45AM
  • If members wish to book a table, FIVE will accept reservations only via email: square@fivebar.sg

4. Arsenal Match Tickets

We have FOUR exciting games coming up at The Emirates Stadium and all ticket deadlines are in January 2017.
Send your ticket applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Bayern Munich
Match Date: March 7th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 2nd, 2017

Leicester City
Match Date: Mar 11th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 4th, 2017

Manchester City
Match Date: April 1st, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 21st, 2017

West Ham United
Match Dare: April 4th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 24th, 2017

This Sunday, we play Palace with their new boss, the disgraced Fat Sam. He probably knows how to hurt us and we need to start 2017 with a Bang! With some injuries to our lads, we may see Giroud upfront again but will we see Lucas and Rambo get more playing time? Welbeck is not ready yet but he may get some action time later in January.

Since it’s a public holiday, we hope to see our members gather at FIVE and cheer the team on!!

Arsenal Singapore Exco team wishes all Gooners a very Happy New Year and may 2017 bring us a trophy, or two, or three!!!

The Arsenal v Crystal Palace, 12AM kick-off, Monday 2nd Jan.
The Exco team will not be on duty this weekend.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 21st December 2016

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Hello Gooners,

Are you all set for the holidays and festivities coming up? The first half of December has been slightly gloomy and we’re not even in London!

Frustration and disappointment.

Every Gooner in the world must be feeling that this past week and the only consolation is we can only get better! The only way is UP! So chin up, folks! We have the 2nd half of the season to turn things around.

WE CAN DO IT!!

Here is your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.

1. Referral Needed for 10th Anniversary

The Exco team needs your help. Can you recommend us a company that can do decoration of the ballroom for us? We are looking for someone who can do it a a very reasonable rate (read: BIG discount lah). If that person is a Gooner it’s a Bonus! We are on a tight budget so appreciate your referrals.

Please email Shai at shai@arsenalsingapore.com if you know someone. Thanks Gooners!

2. 10th Anniversary Celebration

We now have 130 members signed up for our big event on Saturday 25th March 2017 at Hotel Jen Tanglin. Our target is to secure 200 members for this Anniversary party. This will be our BIGGEST bash ever!!

For members, this is your last chance to register under the early-bird pricing. if you haven’t registered yet, do it before 31st December.

Early-bird pricing: $60 for Arsenal SG members and $80 for non-members (immediate family only).

After 1 January 2017: $70 for Arsenal SG members and $90 for non-members.

The actual value is over $100 per person!

Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni and come down to FIVE to make payment.

On Monday 26th December,  look for Tony from 10pm-11pm and make payment in Cash. This is your last chance to enjoy the early-bird pricing.

Please contact Umarani at Umarani@arsenalsingapore.com if you have any questions.

3. FIVE Square

Monday 26th Dec is a public holiday and our game is at 11pm. Take note of the following:

  • Five Square outlet will only open at 8pm on 26th Dec.
  • Only the Tapas food stall will be open. Last order is half-time, 11.45pm.
  • If members wish to book a table, FIVE will accept reservations only via email: square@fivebar.sg

4. Arsenal Match Tickets

Exciting games coming up at The Emirates Stadium in March 2017. Send your ticket applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Bayern Munich
Match Date: Mar 7th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 2nd, 2017

Leicester City
Match Date: Mar 11th, 2017
Ticket Deadline: Jan 4th, 2017

There are no easy games in the EPL. On Boxing Day, we play West Brom at home and they’ll get physical with us for sure. The team must psyche themselves up for this. Don’t we have a sports psychologist for that? Let’s see if the magic works!

We need to stay close to the pack especially from now on and we go on a long unbeaten run till May.

Since it’s a public holiday, we hope to see our members gather at FIVE and cheer the team on!!

Arsenal Singapore Exco team wishes all Gooners a very Merry Christmas! Ho ho ho…

The Arsenal v West Brom, 11PM kick-off, Monday 26 Dec.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 14th December 2016

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Hello Singapore Gooners,

Well the bubble finally burst this morning! We were undefeated since August and suffered our first away loss in the league since February. I only wished we rose up to the challenge especially since we could have been top of the table had we won today AND we were 1-0 up! We sorely missed Mustafi, didn’t we?

Fact: We lost all 3 matches when he didn’t play (including Southampton in EFL Cup).

Moving on, here’s your Arsenal Singapore update for this week.

1. 10th Anniversary Celebration

As of last Saturday, almost 100 members have signed up for our big event. Arsenal SG is turning 10 in 2017 and we will commemorate this milestone event on Saturday 25th March 2017 at Hotel Jen Tanglin.

Let’s all come together for a night of sumptuous food, glorious games and fabulous prizes. The Top prize is a return ticket to London, sponsored by Emirates.

Round up your Gooner friends and you can even book a table together! Take advantage of the early-bird pricing and book your seats before 31 December 2016. Download the registration form here, http://tinyurl.com/asc10anni and come down to FIVE to make payment.

This Sunday, look for Tony from 10pm-11pm and make payment in Cash.

Please contact Umarani at Umarani@arsenalsingapore.com if you have any questions.

2. “Welcome to Five” Party

For those members who attended ZoukOut last Saturday, you missed our Welcome Party where our members had a great time enjoying the delectable 8-course buffet from FIVE with free beer sponsored by Carlsberg. It seems like our members really liked the special menu created for us.

Members also took part in games, activities and quizzes and won fabulous prizes such as dining vouchers, Arsenal toiletries bags, scarves, caps and t-shirts.

Special thanks to Tuck Lee Ice for sponsoring the amazing Arsenal Singapore ice sculpture. Look at the picture attached.

3. FIVE Square

It’s gonna be a very late game this Sunday since kick-off is at midnight (Monday). Take note of the following:

  • Five Square outlet will only open at 8pm on Sunday.
  • Only the Tapas food stall will be open. Last order is half-time, 12.45am.
  • If members wish to book a table, FIVE will accept reservations only via email: square@fivebar.sg

On Sunday night, we face Man City away. They have been struggling lately and we may need to tinker with our formation and starting XI. Possible to fit Oli-G, Alexis, Ozil, Ox for attack? Will Lucas play some part too? We need to be firing on all cylinders as the hectic Christmas schedule lies ahead.

We’ll see you there on Sunday night! COYG!!!!

Man City v The Arsenal, 12AM kick-off, Sunday 18th Dec (Monday morning).
The Exco team will be on duty from 10pm to 11pm.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,
Dhanesh

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