Payback is a…

Our loss against Everton a few weeks back was, to say the least, a demoralizing affair. Yesterday presented an prime opportunity for the Gunners to demonstrate resilience and show that match for what it was, an anomalous bump in the road.

Early on, it seemed like a similarly frustrating night against the Toffees. Arsenal dominating possession with little to show for it, until just before halftime, Saka hit an absolute cracker to split the game open. Only to be followed minutes later by a second from Martinelli.

When the dust cleared, Arsenal had thrashed the visitors 4-0, leaving us 5 points ahead of Man City. Looking ahead, there are 24 points available in the run of the next 8 matches. While some appear very winnable, I doubt any will be as easy as this last one ended up seeming.

We’re back at Maggie McGarry’s on Saturday for the first of these as Bournemouth comes to town. I am looking forward to getting back to the pub after a brief absence.

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


Pictures don’t do justice but our BAG t-shirts has arrived! Designed by Holly Hickman, the amazing Gooner responsible for our scarves and Emirates Stadium banner, they are (as the kids like to say) 🔥. You can buy them at the pub during weekend matches, beginning this Saturday.

Our BAG logo is front and center, while Patrick, our dearly departed Gooner friend, bartender, and Maggie McGarry’s legend is featured on the back. He will forever grace our t-shirts.

If you ordered in advance, see me Saturday to get your shirt. These must be collected before the end of the season. Everyone else interested, should not dawdle. If our scarves are any indicator, these will sell out!

Looking forward to getting back to the pub and seeing everyone.

Best, Mark

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