No sleep til Everton

Our FA Cup run is over. Many Gooners seem okay with it, because it “allows us to focus on the league”. Personally, I’d have liked a shot at the domestic double, but shouldn’t get greedy.

Meanwhile, there is much consternation over the transfer window. Depending on which Gooners you talk to, we’ve either strengthened our depth with Trossard, Kiwioras and Jorginho or been bested by money bags Chelsea, and settled for their castoffs.

I’ve managed to get off the transfer window roller coaster, preferring to get excited about a player when officially announced and wearing an Arsenal kit. I’ve put my complete trust in our manager, and so far this season, it’s working out.

Besides, there’s a match Saturday to consider. Floundering Everton lie ahead, but woe to anyone who expects them to be pushovers. Look back to last season’s first meeting of the two sides. Winless in 8 matches, the Toffees were assumed to be an easy mark, only to best the Gunners, 2-1. But we’re a different Arsenal now, so here’s hoping we can do the business.

Unfortunately for West Coast Gooners, it’s a 4:30am kickoff. Big ask I know, but we’ve managed some pretty big crowds for other pre-dawn matches, so forego a bit of sleep and cement your Bay Area Gooners legend status.

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

QUIET PLEASE! If you are coming, please enter/exit the pub quietly so as to not put Maggie’s in trouble with the neighbors. No congregating outside either!

Finally, we still have BAG scarves for sale, but the current batch is going fast.

I will be at the pub and look forward to seeing you.

Best, Mark

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