Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 29th September 2016

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Good afternoon Gooners,

LUNCHTIME SPECIAL EDITION!
This week, it’s all about the numbers game.

  • 0 goals conceded in open play by Kostafi partnership.
  • 1 defeat in 6 matches in Premiership.
  • 2 Xhaka brothers at Emirates in 1 night.
  • 3 clean sheets in a row.
  • 4 wins in 6 matches in Premiership.
  • 5 goals from current top scorer Alexis.
  • 6 wins from 7 matches in all competitions.
  • 7 goals in 8 appearances for Theo.

So Chelski came and went and this morning Basel got mowed down. Love this quote from Wenger: “We played with style, with pace, with movement – and that’s the kind of football we want to play”.

It’s the perfect sentiment to hear especially with Le Boss’ 20th Anniversary coming up. Where were you 20 years ago when you watched his unveiling, “Arsene who?” One man came, one man conquered and one man revolutionized the football game in the land football was invented. Have you said thanks yet? Perhaps it may just not be enough.

Here are your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.

1. ArsenalSG10 Lucky Draw

We will be conducting the lucky draw this Sunday during the Burnley game. We will select 2 winners who will win the $100 and $50 Molly Roffey’s dining vouchers. Do you feel lucky, Gooners?

In October, we will continue this Lucky Draw promo so members should hold on to your October dining receipts from Molly. Refer to the Terms & Conditions on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ArsenalSingapore/posts/1120061031364951

– On the back of each receipt, write down your personal details in this format: Name, Membership number, Mobile number, Arsenal’s opponent.

(For example: John Tan, 702-07-xxx-x, 91234567, Arsenal v Chelsea).

– All October dining receipts must be personally submitted to any Exco member on any Arsenal match night in October. Last date for submission is 29 October (Sunderland game). The draw will take place during the Sp*rs game on 6th Nov.

– All winners will be notified by us to collect your prize.

2. Emirates Partnership

On 1st Sep, we announced our new tie-up with Emirates. 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.

3. Arsenal Match Tickets

If you planning to spend your Dec holidays in London, the final 2 match tickets are now open for bookings. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

West Bromwich Albion,
Match Date: Dec 26th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Oct 15th, 2016

Crystal Palace,
Match Date: Dec 31st, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Oct 20th, 2016

The Arsenal completed September unbeaten in all competitions. We kick off October with an away trip to Burnley. We seem to have a stable first XI and perhaps Wenger knows it too and may continue with it. Coq is out for only 3 weeks (phew!) so we’re hoping to see more action time from Xhaka (Shoooooooooot!). I’d still love to see more playing time for Perez and Elneny.

Come down early to renew/sign-up your membership and collect your membership cards & all-new red & white polo t-shirt (see the pic attached). New stock for all sizes are available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.

We have extended membership renewals for 1 more week after feedback from members. Look out for the Exco team from 10pm to 11pm on Sunday outside Molly.

Burnley v The Arsenal, 11.30PM kick-off, Sunday 2nd Oct.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Featured Members’ trip to Arsenal

From Charlie & Wei Fang, the Newly-Weds:

14 Aug 2016:
Charlie’s second wish came true – watching a match live at the Emirates Stadium (his first wish was to marry me :D)!!!

Charlie and I just got married in June and we were planning for our honeymoon trip to Europe. He has been supporting Arsenal since his secondary school days and it would be awesome if we could catch The Arsenal live in action at the Emirates Stadium. We searched for various channels to secure the tickets from foreign sites but none was guaranteed. Charlie was so desperate to catch Gunners in action that he actually purchased a pair of pre-season friendly tickets (Arsenal versus Man City) without reading the details. The match was in Sweden while our travel route was London, Paris and Switzerland! Thankfully, we managed to get our refund. We chanced upon the Arsenal Singapore website and realised we have been missing out on so much action in Singapore! We quickly joined as members and balloted for the BIG match; Arsenal versus Liverpool. As we were considered super new members, we were not hopeful in getting the tickets. To our pleasant surprise, we managed to get a pair of tickets and together with other members from Arsenal Singapore, we were even invited for the pre-match greeting session.

On the early morning of 14 Aug 2016, we left Paris for London excitedly in our Arsenal jerseys. Jin (the Vice-President of Arsenal Singapore) asked us to join him for lunch at Piebury Corner at Highbury if we were available. We went and the next surprise came. The legendary Lee Dixon was there for lunch too and we even took some photos with him!!! *FAN-MODE! SCREAM!*

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Then we continued screaming at the pre-match greeting session where we got to meet and cheer for Arsene Wenger, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and the other Arsenal players up close. We also took a picture with Gunnersaurus! After the session, we went to the Armoury to get the 2016/2017 Arsenal jerseys and made our way into the stadium.

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Surprise No. 3 was a free match day programme which usually cost £3.50. Jin shared with us how lucky a couple we are – (i) to get tickets for a such a big match even though we just joined Arsenal Singapore less than 3 months, (ii) to meet Lee Dixon at Piebury (his first time meeting Lee Dixon too) and (iii) to have free match day programme. No wonder people always say newly-weds are super lucky and huat :D!

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The match began and our eyes were glued to the field. It was an incredible feeling watching a live match and it was like a roller coaster ride, experiencing high moments like Arsenal scored the first goal and Arsenal catching up 3 – 4 at the 75th minute and low moments when it was 1 – 4 at the 60th minute. Although Arsenal did not manage to bring home the 3 points, we were not disappointed as we saw Arsenal’s fighting and never-give-up spirit even though the score was 1 – 4. We are certain Arsenal will come back stronger and we will support Arsenal with all our might back home in Singapore!

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After the match, we took an overnight coach back to Paris. It has been a long day travelling between 2 cities but catching Gunner live in action was truly worth it. Thank you, Arsenal Singapore for the great experience and memory for our honeymoon. We are truly and forever grateful! 🙂

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 21st September 2016

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Good morning Gooners,

WOW, it has been a goal fest lately, hasn’t it? I can’t recall the last time The Arsenal scored 4 goals for 2 consecutive matches. Did you catch the “Deforestation” by The Arsenal this morning? (Credit to our Gooner Leon for the awesome quote) .Catch the highlights here: http://arsenalist.com/f/2016-17/nottingham-forest-vs-arsenal/nottingham-forest-vs-arsenal-highlights.html

Goals from Xhaka-boom, Perez double and Ox sealed the win and we are into the fourth round of EFL Cup. The goals are flowing and the team is getting to play well so we are in shape for Chelski this weekend and Basel next Thursday.

Here are your Arsenal Singapore updates for this week.

1. ArsenalSG10 Lucky Draw

In September, we will continue this Lucky Draw promo so members should hold on to your September dining receipts from Molly and submit to any Exco member on any Arsenal match nights. Last date for submission of receipts is 25 Sep (Chelsea game). Refer to the Terms & Conditions on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ArsenalSingapore/posts/1120061031364951

– On the back of each receipt, write down your personal details in this format: Name, Membership number, Mobile number, Arsenal’s opponent.

(For example: John Tan, 702-07-xxx-x, 91234567, Arsenal v Chelsea).

– The draw will take place during the Burnley game on 2nd Oct.

– All winners will be notified by us to collect your prize.

2. Emirates Partnership

On 1st Sep, we announced our new tie-up with Emirates. 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.

3. Arsenal Match Tickets

More match tickets are now open for bookings. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Stoke City,
Match Date: Dec 10th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Sep 28th, 2016

West Bromwich Albion,
Match Date: Dec 26th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Oct 15th, 2016

Another big test awaits for us this Sunday. Chelski comes over to our ground and with their big spending and new manager, the pressure should be on them to perform. Good to see us creating chances and scoring from them for past 3 games. Le Boss will have a tough time choosing his first XI: Xhaka, Perez, Elneny, Giroud? Will they finally start or will he try his tried-and-tested Cazorla-Coq-Ox-Walcott-Alexis combi? Your guess is as good as mine. It will be an explosive match for sure.

Come down early to renew/sign-up your membership and collect your all-new red & white polo t-shirt (see the pic attached). LAST DAY FOR RENEWALS is this Saturday, 24 Sep. Remind your friends and family to sign up before the deadline. Look out for the Exco team from 11pm to Midnight on Saturday outside Molly.

The Arsenal v Chelski, 12.30AM kick-off, Sunday 25th Sep Sep.

London is Red. We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

PRE-RELEASE OFFER : Arsenal The Collector’s Edition – The Archives Collection

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Good morning Singapore Gooners,

The weekend is almost here, TGIF! I have fabulous news to share with you which also excited the Exco team when we got the news earlier this week.

Arsenal The Collector’s Edition – The Archives Collection

A fantastic limited edition book about the history of your favourite club, that I feel would be of interest to everyone, is now available for sale. This is an Exclusive Pre-Release offer for Arsenal Singapore Club. We are the 2nd country in the world this book is being promoted to officially (Australia being 1st).

The Arsenal Football Club Archives Collection captures the unprecedented history of Arsenal on and off the field. Only 5,000 copies will be produced and each edition comes individually numbered (There will be no reprints!). This book is officially sanctioned and authorized by Arsenal FC.

The book is really a labour of love and has many ‘special items’ that I have never seen offered in any club history book before. I met up with the Australian publisher in Singapore only just 2 days ago.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

300 Pages – 5 KG Collection (Yes, like a coffee-table book and it’s massive!)
Personal letters from players
Rare photographs
5 Full size replica Medals
John Radford’s 1962 Playing Contract
FA Cup Winning Team Cards
Arsenal Football Club Statistics Programme
The 1917 Annual Report and Balance Sheet

Together with replica medals and collectable memorabilia makes this the Ultimate Limited Edition Collection for Arsenal enthusiasts! Click here to see the video on this book: www.arsenaliconseries.com

For a limited time, you (the fans) have the opportunity to be a part of Arsenal’s Official Archives Collection. Simply pre-order your copy, make payment, upload your photo and your book will be reserved! Your photo will feature in Chapter 11: The Faithful – The Fans. This section of the book is dedicated to Arsenal supporters from all around the world.

Payment & Delivery

For Singapore Gooners, members can purchase the book at an Exclusive promotional rate of $270 AUD (Australian dollars) or approx $275 SGD, depending on credit card exchange rate/fees. This includes postage and handling fees only to Singapore via registered mail. Payment will be in Australian Dollars and only through a credit card.

Expected delivery of this book is end November 2016. So this also makes an awesome Christmas/holiday/year-end gift for your family, friends or even surprise your fellow die-hard Gooner. C’mon, you know you want to!

If you are keen to order, fill up the PDF form here: www.tinyurl.com/asc-order

Print the form, sign it and immediately email the form directly to the publisher: Sales@iconictreasures.com.au

Additional Info

  1. This special offer of $270 AUD is only for Singapore members. The actual price is almost $300 AUD.
  2. You may also wish to pay via 3 instalments at $90 AUD per month but all payment must be received before end November 2016.
  3. You can purchase as many books as you like (unlimited copies). The book will be shipped from Australia.
  4. The deadline for Singapore members to order is Friday 23 September 2016.
  5. The faster you email your order, the sooner you will receive the special code to upload your photo online (JPEG or PNG format). No payment, no special code, no photo upload. The publisher will only accept the first 800 pics max submitted for printing from supporters all around the world.
  6. Do not make any payment or submit your form to Arsenal Singapore. Members are to required to email your order forms to: Sales@iconictreasures.com.au and make payment directly to the publisher.
  7. Refer to the FAQs at the official website here: www.arsenaliconseries.com/faq

** BONUS FOR ARSENAL SINGAPORE MEMBERS **

8. If the publisher receives at least 50 book orders from Arsenal Singapore, they will print our Arsenal Singapore logo inside the book and only our copies of the book will have this logo. This makes it even more exclusive!! Isn’t this fantastic?

9. Only submit the PDF order forms found at www.tinyurl.com/asc-order as it has Arsenal (Singapore) Club name printed on it. Do not submit any other forms you see on the website as you won’t get the promotional rate.

Kindly email Tony at Tony.Po@arsenalsingapore.com if you have any questions.

The Exco team skimmed through the book 2 days ago and we were all very impressed by this unique collection. I believe someone even screamed “TAKE.MY.MONEY!” hahaha.

This exclusive benefit for our Singapore Gooners is in conjunction with Arsenal Singapore’s 10th Anniversary. Oooh To Be A Gooner!

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

 

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 15th September 2016

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Good morning Singapore Gooners,

The Arsenal kicked off our Champions League campaign with a nerve-wracking 1-1 draw with PSG. It truly was a game of 2 halves and I suppose we were lucky to come away with a draw as the night went on. Let’s hope the lads (and manager) learnt their lessons… LOL

Last Saturday’s heart-stopping injury-time goal from Santi proved again that we never give up. Birthday boy Kos the Boss was the perfect role model in captaining the side and what a beauty of a goal! You can watch that goal again and again. And again! You do feel the our team hasn’t quite find its feet yet but that only means we can get better and results will come.

Oh yes, in the next few days and weeks, the Exco team will unveil more exclusive benefits and privileges to reward our members. Our 10th Anniversary is coming up. Why are we doing this? Coz you deserve them and so much more. Look out for it!

1. ArsenalSG AGM

On 27th Aug, we held our 9th AGM where the Exco shared our achievements for the past year. Some initial info were also revealed on the upcoming ArsenalSG 10th Anniversary Party that will likely be held in March 2017. We also unveiled your First XI line-up of the Exco team. See if you can guess who we are and what we do. Click here: https://arsenalsingapore.com/about-us/

2. Emirates Partnership

On 1st Sep, we announced our new tie-up with Emirates for members to get Exclusive fares to UK (5 cities) and especially to London. Book your tickets online at emirates.com using the promo code SGARSS6 and if you book from 1-18 Sep, Emirates is also giving away 2 pairs of Arsenal match tickets for Swansea and Tottenham games in Oct & Nov respectively in their own lucky draw promo (Special Bonus!). More info can be found on our website and Facebook.

3. ArsenalSG10 Lucky Draw

Congratulations to our 2 members in the Lucky Draw promo for August.

1st Prize: Kelvin Goh
2nd Prize: Edmund Cheow

They have won a $100 and $50 Molly Roffey’s dining voucher respectively. The lucky draw was conducted at half-time during Southampton match last Saturday.

In September, this Lucky Draw promo will continue so members should hold on to your September dining receipts from Molly and submit to any Exco member on Arsenal match nights. Last date for submission of receipts is 25 Sep (Chelsea game). Refer to the Terms & Conditions on our FB page.

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4. Arsenal Match Tickets

We have 2 matches coming up soon and their ticket applications close in September. Send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Paris Saint-Germain, Match Date: Nov 23rd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Sep 20th, 2016

Stoke City, Match Date: Dec 10th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Sep 28th, 2016

The matches are coming in thick and fast. On Saturday, we play away to Hull City. They are on 7 pts, same with us. So you know what this means right? They will be tough to break down. Will Xhaka, Elneny and Perez start the game? Will it be enough to get 3 more pts?

Come down early to renew/sign-up your membership and collect your all-new red & white polo t-shirt. LAST DAY FOR RENEWALS is 25 Sep (Chelsea game). Remind your friends and family to sign up before the deadline.

Hull City v The Arsenal, 10PM kick-off, Saturday 17th Sep. Look out for the Exco team from 8.30pm to 9.30pm outside Molly.

We are The Arsenal.

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter 6th September 2016

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Good evening Singapore Gooners,

The theme this week is all about sharing. Sharing the love for The Arsenal amongst yourselves. We had our first win of the season against Watford recently with a convincing performance. Most of our lads will be back this weekend, including our newest signings Mustafi and Perez. You can bet Molly will be singing their new songs for sure. Have you heard the all-new Singapore version of the Mustafi song? Ahem.

Second sharing, have you seen this eye-catching video of Mustafi and Mertesacker dancing? You have been warned:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JihqELmrBuE

Third sharing, the Arsenal Legends rolled back the years and rolling good times when they beat Milan Glorie 4-2 over the weekend. Wasn’t it a magical 90 mins of footy action watching your past heroes in action? One of the key highlights (which didn’t result in a goal) was this “Wengerball” magic moment: http://www.101greatgoals.com/101ggvideos/skills/arsenal-legends-playing-wengerball-ac-milan-video/
Maybe we should have the Arsenal Legends v Arsenal current XI. Not a bad idea eh?
1. Arsenal 5K Run

Fourth sharing, we raised a total of S$3,150 from members by end Aug 2016. The club did a top-up and we donated a total of £3,000 (or approx S$5,600) to The Arsenal Foundation. And we were informed yesterday that Arsenal SG raised the highest amount of funds amongst all supporters club this year. For our efforts, the club will receive a signed Arsenal jersey. Kudos to all runners, donors and buyers of the special commemorative cap!
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2. Emirates Partnership

On 1st Sep, we announced our new tie-up with Emirates for members to get Exclusive fares to UK (5 cities) and especially to London. Book your tickets online at emirates.com using the promo code SGARSS6 and if you book from 1-18 Sep, Emirates is also giving away 2 pairs of Arsenal match tickets for Swansea and Tottenham games in Oct & Nov respectively in their own lucky draw promo. More info can be found on our website and Facebook.
3. Arsenal Match Tickets

We have 4 matches coming up soon and their ticket applications all close in September. So send your applications to Umarani at tickets@arsenalsingapore.com

Bournemouth, Match Date: Nov 26th, 2016,
Ticket Deadline: Sep 14th, 2016

Ludogorets Razgrad, Match Date: Oct 19th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Sep 13th, 2016

Paris Saint-Germain, Match Date: Nov 23rd, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Sep 20th, 2016

Stoke City, Match Date: Dec 10th, 2016
Ticket Deadline: Sep 28th, 2016

4. Lucky Draw contest

We will be conducting the our 1st lucky draw for the August entries this coming Saturday at half-time during the Southampton game. We have received many receipts so fingers crossed your name gets picked. 1st winner will win $100 and the 2nd winner will win $50 in Molly Roffey’s dining vouchers.

We will continue this contest in September so hold on to your receipts for the next lucky draw in October too.
And finally the interlull is over. We are back in action against Southampton this Saturday. Our boys will be eager to build on their first win and it will be interesting to see which First XI plays now that we have a bit more options. Are you excited to see Xhaka, Perez, Mustafi, Cazorla, Coq, Elneny, Giroud, Alexis and Ozil finally on the same pitch? I just hope they can share the goals amongst themselves… hah!

Come down early to renew/sign-up your membership and collect your all-new red & white polo t-shirt.

The Arsenal v Southampton, 10PM kick-off, Saturday 10th Sep. Look out for the Exco team from 8.30pm to 9.30pm outside Molly.

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here

Launch of partnership with Emirates

 

Hello Singapore Gooners,

To celebrate Arsenal Singapore’s 10th Anniversary this season, I am very excited to announce the launch of our partnership with Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, starting 1st September 2016.

We have members who travel to almost every home match in London to catch The Arsenal team in action with match tickets secured from our club. Now we’re taking one step extra and giving you access to exclusive fares on flights to the UK on Emirates.

This is but one of many exclusive benefits for our members coming up this season!

Exclusive fares with Emirates
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.

As an added bonus, Emirates is giving away 2 pairs of Arsenal match tickets for the following games:
• Arsenal vs Swansea, Match date: 15th October 2016
• Arsenal vs Tottenham, Match date: 6th November 2016
To participate in the draw, book your tickets to London by 18th September and ensure your travel period coincides with one of the match dates above. Campaign period: 1 – 18 September 2016

Terms & Conditions:
•                     All bookings must be made online using promo code

•                Offer is valid for purchase of return tickets originating from Singapore

•                     Sales period: 1st September 2016 to 28th February 2017

•                Travel period: till 30th June 2017

•                     No further discount is applicable on Special fares.

•                     Valid on Economy Class and Business Class only.

•                     Valid for departures from Singapore only.

•                     Discount valid on airfare only. Fuel surcharge, applicable government and airport taxes and levies are not discounted.

•                     All flight sectors must be confirmed prior to ticketing.

•                     Amendment and cancellation penalties may apply for date changes/rerouting and will vary depending on destination and class of travel. Check ‘Fare Conditions’ from an online quote to view these and other applicable fare conditions.

•                     Not valid with any other promotions unless stated otherwise.

•                     Travel Blackout dates may apply.

•                     Please contact Emirates at 6622 1770 for further enquiries.
You may also contact Umarani at Umarani@arsenalsingapore.com if you have more questions.

Happy Travelling!

Victory Through Harmony,

Dhanesh

Membership Info here | Match Ticket Info here | FAQ here