Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 14 April 2021


Greetings my Singapore Gooners! 

Did you watch the last 2 Arsenal matches? Following the Liverpool loss, I was hoping that the team would have bucked up and play the game of their life in the Europa League against Slavia Prague. As the match went on, both teams were competitively pitting against each other.  Arsenal had clear goal chances from Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang until Pepe sliced home a goal to put Arsenal ahead to take a one-goal advantage to Prage. 

But it is not to be when Arsenal self-destructed as usual, in injury time, to allow an equaliser from the opponent. Those wasted chances might prove costly for Arsenal. The contentious issue is whether Arteta could have made early substitutes instead of at the last 10 minutes? Was he saving the players for Sheffield’s game? 

To be honest, Arsenal is unlikely to get the top 6 position in the EPL. The Europa League is the most important, most appealing, most desired, most essential for Arsenal, to compete for a place in the Champions League in the 2021/2022 season and a silverware. Being in Europe would also provide a chance to rebuild the team with new players to fight for honours. 

In the EPL, Arsenal beat Sheffield convincingly to a score of 3-0. It was a confident performance by the Gunners. I was impressed with the midfield domination. Not sure if I’ve highlighted this, but Thomas plays better without Xhaka alongside him. With the latter in left back, Thomas was bossing the midfield and played better than the last game. Overall, a good week for Arsenal, a draw and a win. 

Two more games this week. The vital one of course, is the second leg of the Europa League quarter final against Slavia Prague on Friday, 16 April 2021 at 3 am. The biggest opponent is not Slavia but Arsenal themselves, as quoted by our member, Kevin Tan, who hoped that the right team would turn up on that day to win the game.

After that, Arsenal hosts Fulham Sheffield on Sunday, 18 April 2021 at 8.30 am for the EPL. 

As announced, the end-of-season Zoom gathering is on 1 May 2021, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. For this event, an Arsenal legend will be joining us in Zoom. Who’s the legend?  Another clue, he is French, a midfielder and won the league with Arsenal!! #whoisthat 

We have now three signed Arsenal jerseys for auction as well. To join the event, please register with and Follow our social media for more insights of the event! Further updates will be provided in the coming weeks!

Come on you Gooners!!

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Arsenal Singapore