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