Hello Singapore Gooners!
The European Super League eh!! Hmmm, eventually, Arsenal pulled out from the Magnificent 12 within 48 hours of the announcement. I would want to see more drama to unfold from this episode and see whether changes can be made within FIFA. Well….
In similar fashion, Arsenal won a game and drew another last week. A Jekyll and Hyde performance. The win achieved in the second leg quarter final of the Europa League against Slavia Prague was very important. Prior to the game, Arteta had asked his players to battle hard for that match and they battled well indeed, with a thrillingly decisive performance. 4 goals against a team who has never lost at home. It was a magical game, a resurrection perhaps. And we now face Unai’s Villarreal in the semis. Unai brought Arsenal to the final in 2019 and this time, he must be highly motivated to bring the yellow submarines to Poland. And so, Arsenal will be facing a very, very strong opponent in the semis.
With Fulham in the EPL, Arsenal didn’t gel with the 5 changes made to the team that beat Slavia. Passes were sloppy, the players didn’t click, the referee was a dick, VAR was critical, blah blah blah! In the end, Arsenal managed to score in injury time through Nketiah, to prevent Fulham from embarrassing us at home.
Arsenal hosts Everton next on a rare Saturday morning, 24 April 2021 at 3 am for the EPL. The semi-final is 2 weeks away and hopefully Lacazette and Auba have ample time to recover. Following the semi-final, is our end-of-season Zoom gathering.
As mentioned, the Zoom gathering is on 1 May 2021, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. An Arsenal legend will be joining us for the gathering. Anyone guessed it, with the clues shared and the information provided in social media? Who’s the legend? #whoisthat
He’s French he’s quick, his name a porno flick, Emmanuel, Emmanuel. He’s none other than Emmanuel Petit, our number 17. It’s not easy to get a legend nowadays, given that zoom gathering is a norm and pricing for players’ appearance have rocketed sky high. But we managed to secure his attendance successfully for our beloved members. We will have a short quiz before the Q&A, with 10 autographed Petit photographs to be won.
Please also send me questions to pose Manu via Shai@arsenalsingapore.com before 23 April 2021, 11.59 pm if anyone is interested. Do include your name, membership number and contact number when submitting your questions.
There are 3 signed Arsenal-team jerseys for auction during the event, to raise funds for the Children’s Aid Society. In addition, we have a huge surprise for everyone and will only disclose the information on the actual day. Quickly register for the event!!
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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