Dear Singapore Gooner,
A week is certainly a long time, especially in football after coming off a negative result and performance.
You always hope the next game come along faster, for the chance of redemption, to get that result out of the system with the hope that the last one was just one of those days.
We live in a world now of instant reactions and opinions. No doubt in the past week you’ve seen fans, pundits and media alike analyse our performance to death.
Pre-season had made us title favourites and suddenly after one match, we now have no chance.
Let’s have a little perspective here. We are not favourites for the title but certainly we are in with a shout. Winning or losing last week should not change anything.
Of course, much will depend on how we respond and we know this team and squad are more than capable of bouncing back.
It all starts this evening Sunday 16 August with another London derby against Crystal Palace.
It’s another early kickoff at 8.30pm so do join us at either of our two homes of Arsenal Singapore at Bras Basah or Dorsett.
Membership sign-ups and renewals will be at the usual spot at Bras Basah from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Do note that we will be accepting membership renewals all the way till the end of September. Take aside the Monday night matches and international breaks, you will only have about another three more weekends to renew for this season. Your 2014-15 membership will lapse in October with all sign-ups considered as new ones from then.
Here’s hoping for a brand new start to the season for us.