What the FA!

Frustrating result on Monday. We all generally understood Newcastle would be a stern test, but was rather hoping they’d come to play. Arsenal weren’t their sharpest when faced with the Magpie’s nihilistic style and a woefully inadequate referee, so I suppose we should be happy with a hard fought point, but the vexing outcome still gnaws at me days later.

Monday, Arsenal begin their FA Cup campaign against Oxford United, a League One side. Personally, I’m hoping Arteta will rest some folks, play some youths, and conserve our strength for the North London Derby the following weekend.

Let us know if you’ll make it on our the Bay Area Gooners Facebook page.

Unsatisfying to have another Arsenal-free weekend, but we’ll make up with it with a trip to the Tottenham toilet bowl on Sunday, January 15th. We’re expecting a good crowd at Maggie’s and we’ve having a charity raffle that day to raise money for a great local non-profit.

Unfortunately, work obligations will keep me from being at the pub Monday, so you’ll have to do enough shouting for both of us.

Best, Mark

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