Featured Members’ Trips to The Arsenal – Muhammad Nasir

Our member Muhammad Nasir shares his visit to The Arsenal to watch the team take on Sporting Lisbon and Crystal Palace

Penalty Heartbreak and The Saka Show
Trip report by Muhammad Nasir

It’s been 10 years since my last trip to the Emirates, everyone knows a lot has changed since then. Hence about time to return and thanks to the tickets by Arsenal Singapore, I planned my short London trip to catch both the Europa League match as well as the league game against Crystal Palace.

Everyone talks about the new imagery on the outside walls of the Emirates Stadium and it really is something to behold, especially in the evening as I walk to the stadium for the game against Sporting. While all the artworks are great, the one that really caught the eye is the multi flag supporters artwork, illuminated by the pink Emirates Stadium sign – awesome!

As for the match itself, wow what a long game! To be honest we didn’t play well for large parts of the game and that was evident in the crowd as well – doing our best to encourage the team with a slight edge of frustration at the mistakes and decision making. Fortunately (or not) we had great seats at the side of the pitch where both goals were scored and the penalties were being taken. That meant that I had a clear view of the long range shot and also had to watch the Sporting players celebrate in front of their away fans! Nonetheless, despite the defeat and the long cold night (which resulted in a large crowd at the tube station before the last train) – nothing beats watching the team live after such a long time!

The Crystal Palace game was such a contrast – brilliant weather, dominant performance and as Amy Lawrence mentioned – continuous chanting in support of Patrick Viera. The atmosphere felt a lot ‘stronger’ in a way – it’s as if everyone in the stadium subconsciously wants the league title a lot more than the Europa League. Where we were seated – we also had a bit of smoke come our way from the away fans’ flares (another new experience) but we had superb views of the first 2 goals too from Saka and Martinelli. The first goal really sparked crazy celebrations, it’s as if we all knew that the game was more or less ours already! Aside from the win, when watching the team live, a few players stood out – Ben White and Xhaka for their pure athleticism; they looked really strong and aggressive the whole game, and also Martin Odegaard. Our captain is clearly super skillful, but also obvious how much ground he covers and to follow it up with his magic in the final third is really outstanding (Chapeau!)

Apart from the games, I had a memorable time walking around the stadium – I managed to find my ‘Arsenal stone’ at the North Bank, which was a gift from my wife back in 2015. Such an amazing feeling when we finally located it, we were wondering what had happened since our order several years back, happy to see its part of the stadium now. Also great to meet fellow Singapore Gooners – Simon, Billy and Aloysius (when are you guys going back again? :P)

Finally, massive thanks for Arsenal Singapore for supporting us with the tickets – Dhanesh and Connie, big appreciation! Email communications were smooth and no issues at all with payment, etc.

Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 6 May 2023

Good afternoon Gooners!  

A couple of important updates for you lovely folks this weekend. 
Season end party; 28 May 2023 Sunday save the date
We have rescheduled our season end party to 28 May, the final game of the season. We have planned an awesome party specially for our members with plenty of prizes to be won! More details will come in the coming weeks, so do look forward to it on our social media pages.
Of course, the highlight of the evening will be the lucky draw for a framed and signed Arsenal 21/22 away kit. And do take note, that the last day where receipts can be used to qualify for lucky draw coupons is tomorrow, during our game against Newcastle United! So do come down and remember to exchange your receipts for lucky draw coupons with the staff at Indochine.
Membership for season 23/24
Membership season is here! With Champions League football returning to the emirates, we look forward to applying for as many home UCL game tickets as we can so you can listen to that iconic anthem on midweek nights. We are working to bring as much value as we can to our membership so do tell your friends and family and get them involved in the Arsenal Singapore experience. 
We are aware that some of us are facing some issues with the renewal and we are working to correct it ASAP.
Membership renewals & sign-up link: https://members.arsenalsingapore.com/v2/membership
Newcastle Utd vs Arsenal Sunday 7 May 11.30pm LIVE at WTF
Yet another big game awaits us, following a great win against Chelsea in midweek, we travel up north to Newcastle to play against one of the stand out teams this season. The ghost of our result at St James’ park last season still haunts me, the boys must turn up for the game tomorrow. The game will be screened LIVE at WTF so do come down and join us tomorrow night and increase your lucky draw chances at our season end party!
Come on you Gunners! 
Arsenal Singapore


Arsenal Singapore Newsletter, 2 May 2023

Good afternoon Gooners!  
Man City 4 – 1 Arsenal
Wow, where do I start with this week’s newsletter. Our April curse came and gone like the wind and we find ourselves behind City at the time of writing. The last 4 results have been nothing short of frustrating, City showed why they are the dominant force in world football as the master bested the pupil. Regardless, I think we can all be very proud of what the boss and the team has achieved throughout the course of the season. Season’s not over yet, I’m not about to start a rallying cry on how anything can still happen over the next few matchdays, but I think this season showed that the boss has a solid foundation to build on for next season.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Wednesday 3 May 3am no live screening
Next game sees us host Chelsea at the emirates, 3am on a Wednesday morning. I’m just hungry for 3 points having seen us drop points for 4 games in a row. Game will NOT be shown live at WTF but I’m sure many of us will still be up and tuning and hopefully the boys turn up and smash the blues. 
Membership for season 23/24
Alas, membership season is here! For renewals and new sign ups, you may head to the link below to sign up for the season ahead. This season brought on many memories for our club, from the opening of our new home at WTF, to memorable victories against Spuds, Liverpool, Chelsea and Bournemouth, and we’re looking forward to bring more benefits and memories for you, our members for the season ahead. 
With Champions League football returning to the Emirates, we look forward to applying for as many home UCL games as we can so you can listen to that iconic anthem on midweek nights. So tell your friends and family and get them involved in the Arsenal Singapore experience. 
Season end party; SAVE THE DATE
On top of memberships, we will be holding our season end party on Saturday 20 May before the game against Nottingham Forest. More details to follow, but one thing’s for sure, there will be plenty of gifts to be given away from the lucky draw and we’ll definitely have a good time together. So do save the date and look out for our social media platforms for updates
Come on you Gunners! 
Arsenal Singapore