Thrilled Arsenal finished 2022 with a win away at Brighton. Despite going up 0-3, the Gunners found themselves with plenty to do in the remaining 25 minutes of the match, as the Seagulls would not die quietly and it all ended with a rather nervy finish. Still, sitting atop the Premiership table with a 7 point lead is a lovely way to start 2023.
Another match in quick succession as Newcastle come to visit tomorrow, and possibly the Gunners’ sternest test yet these season. Since their infusion of blood-stained lucre from new ownership, The Magpies have become a formidable side indeed. Whether we’re looking at another Man City, where unlimited resources means nothing is out of reach, remains to be seen.
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Then next Monday, Arsenal face Oxford United in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup. While Maggie’s shows all matches, this means we have no weekend match viewings until the North London Derby on Sunday, January 16th. Save that date, as we’re doing a charity raffle that day. More on that very soon.
Unfortunately, I have work obligations tomorrow, but hopefully some of you will make it to the pub.