Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 14 April 2021

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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 melody@arsenalsingapore.com and connie@arsenalsingapore.com. Follow our social media for more insights of the event! Further updates will be provided in the coming weeks!

Come on you Gooners!!

Victoria Concordia Crescit, 

Shai
Arsenal Singapore

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 7 April 2021

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Hello my Singapore Gooners! 
 
So Easter was not good this year for Arsenal. We won in 2018 and 2019. But not in 2021. I guess the international break got the better of them. Losing 3-0 at home to Liverpool is one thing but the manner the team had lost the match is another. 
 
It was an abysmal and a lousy performance from Arsenal. And while Liverpool is going through a similar patch like us, we made them look like a truly good side. Arsenal was badly outplayed throughout the game. There was no doubt that key players were missing but the line-up was not bad at all. It was their performances that were very poor and in disarray. 
 
Once again, the team has to start all over again for Arteta to rebuilt. Hopefully, the manager can rally the players, as the next two games will be tough. Especially the Europa League quarter final against Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Friday, 9 April 2021 at 3 am, in which we must play very, very well to have the advantage over them for the first leg. The Europa League is Super-Vital for Arsenal this season. Following that, Arsenal travels to Bramal Lane to play Sheffield United on Monday, 12 April 2021 at 2 am for the EPL. Two early morning games in the span of 3 days. Come on Arsenal!!
 
As previously shared, Arsenal SG will be holding an end-of-season Zoom gathering on 1 May 2021, from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm. It’ll be something like our 10th year anniversary party when Lauren joined us. Similarly, for this event, we have secured an Arsenal legend to join us but the difference is that he won’t be physically with us. It’ll be via Zoom. But still, the fun remains. Here’s another clue, he is French and a midfielder for Arsenal!! #whoisthat 
 
We have two signed Arsenal jerseys for auction as well.  I would like to rally all our members to gather and join 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!!

Victoria Concordia Crescit,

Shai
Arsenal Singapore

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 2 April 2021

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Greetings Gooners! And Happy Good Friday to you and family.

The international break is over for now and Arsenal games are coming fast and furious in the emerging weeks. The Gunners host Liverpool on Sunday, 4 April 2021 at 3 am for an Easter holiday match. This will be a tough match following the break. Both Arteta and Klopp would want to stamp their authority, prove a point, redeem themselves, bark and swear at each other, push one another, for this match! I predict it’ll be one exciting game to watch. Come on Arsenal!!

As mentioned last week, Arsenal SG will be holding an end-of-season Zoom gathering on 1 May 2021. It will begin at 4.30 pm and is expected to end by 6.30 pm. This two hours’ event is “gooner” be thrilling and fun for all our members! The most exciting part is that an Arsenal legend will be joining us in this event. He is French!! #whoisthat Keep that day free and join us!

We have two signed Arsenal jerseys for auction as well. It will be wonderful for all of our 300 members to gather for this legendary online event. Follow our social media for more insights of the event! More updates will be provided in the following few weeks!

Come on you Gooners!!

Victoria Concordia Crescit,

Shai
Arsenal Singapore