Hello Fellow Gooners!
Bloody Hell!! Arsenal needs to sign Gillette as a sponsor. They can’t get a closer shave than last night at Anderlecht!! It seriously looked like we were going to lose this match and 2 last gasp goals by Gibbo and Poldi secured our 3 points. We suffered greatly without Szczesny, Koscielny, Arteta and Ozil and clearly Ramsey isn’t back to his best form of last season after his injury. Can we have a run where none of our first 11 are out for a prolonged period please?
We had a squeaky bum draw against Hull City too last weekend and will travel to Sunderland this Sat for truly a MUST WIN game to get our season back on track. It’s going to be made harder by the thumping the Black Cats received last weekend so they’ll be really up for it to make amends to their fans.
Sunderland v Arsenal will be screened LIVE at Molly Roffey’s Bras Basah and Dorsett on Sat 25 Oct at 10pm. As usual signups will be from 830pm to 930pm at Bras Basah only, DO come and support The Gunners even though they’re going through a tough spell!!
Eric will be back next week with the newsletter, he’s busy this week towelling off Maria, Ana, Genie and other ladies, lucky devil!!
Come On Arsenal!!
I must say I admire someone like the Arseblogger who never fails with a blog post every single morning for the last 10 over years. Yes, 365 days a year, he writes faithfully about the Arsenal, whether it’s the interlull or the long summer months. And here I am, trying to write one newsletter a week to all of you and I struggle badly, what with this pesky thing called work that seems to always take up our time, time which we can spend on the Arsenal!
I even take a break for internationals and these past two weeks have been unbearably long, especially after going into it on the back of a poor result.
I’m sure quite a number of you were at the Japan-Brazil match the other day at our spanking new National Stadium, seeing Neymar score all four goals in a sand-sational display. I was there too and two thoughts came to my mind that night sitting in the stands under the closed roof. Firstly, it is simply a fantastic new home for our Lions and hopefully we will have a packed stadium next month when we defend our title as champions of Southeast Asia in the AFF Suzuki Cup. Secondly, how great would it be if the Arsenal would come and play a match in that stadium? 1991 was the last time when the mighty Gunners came to town so hopefully we do not have to wait too long before they grace our shores once again.
That is for another time and back to the present, we play Hull on Saturday in a game where we really need a win to hopefully spark off a good run in the league after a somewhat stuttered first two months to the season. Our injury woes obviously do not help but with the transfer window still more than two months away, the only thing we can do is support whoever takes to the field and hope the injury gods be kinder to us for the rest of the season. No doubt Hull will be a tough nut to crack and we do not need to look further than exactly five months ago on 17 May to remember that.
Why do things the easy way when we can always do it the Arsenal way and true to form, we gave Hull a two-goal start before we thankfully rallied and bounced back to claim the FA Cup.
I’m sure we can certainly do with a whole lot less excitement this Saturday. Kickoff is at 10pm and both homes of Arsenal Singapore at Bras Basah and Dorsett Residences will be open for it. With Singapore hosting the WTA Finals this coming week, there is only one way we want our match to finish at the end of 90 minutes.
And that is Game, Set and Match, Arsenal.
It’s another week and we have yet another London derby upon us. It’s a massive one this Sunday when we take on the current league leaders and the pundits’ favourite for the title. No doubt about it, it will be a tough encounter but these are exactly the type of games in which we need to turn up and be counted if we are to be taken seriously as title contenders this season.
There are plenty of subplots in the game what with the opponents managed by serial whiner Jose Mourinho and a certain Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings in their midfield.
How do I feel about seeing Cesc in that awful blue kit and being chummy with the racist John Terry? Let’s just say it’s a cross between being sick in the guts and having a massive throbbing headache. The thing about Cesc is that it just teaches us that we cannot expect footballers to think or feel the same way that we fans do. He has moved on and so have we. And let’s make sure we make his first appearance against us a totally memorable one for all the right reasons for us. (An own goal and sending off would do very nicely, Cesc.)
I’m sure you also enjoyed Danny Welbeck’s hattrick heroics for us in midweek against the Turkish flamethrowers. It’s still early days yet in his Arsenal career but the signs are promising of what an extended run in the team in his favoured position can do to his form and confidence. Keep it up Danny boy!
Kick off this Sunday is at 9pm and the match will be screened ‘live’ at both Molly Roffey’s outlets in Bras Basah and Dorsett Residences.
See you on Sunday and COYG!