Free Quakes Tickets

While we wait for the dreaded interlull to be over and for Arsenal to return to action, I wanted to share an opportunity we’ve received from the San Jose Earthquakes. The Quakes have offered Bay Area Gooners of all ages complimentary tickets to their April 15th match against Sporting Kansas City at PayPal Park inContinue reading “Free Quakes Tickets”

What lies ahead

Time to move on, time to get going. Arsenal are now done with the Europa League after a shambolic 2nd leg against Sporting CP that saw an opposition wonder goal and the Gunners being dispatched on penalties. Adding injury to insult, both Tomiyasu and Saliba picked up knocks. How bad they are, remains to beContinue reading “What lies ahead”

Jesus is just alright

The end is in sight. Sunday was the first of 12 matches to close out Arsenal’s Premier League season. Many of us expected Fulham to be a sterner test, with The Cottagers sitting in 7th place. But the Gunners swept them aside handily, with goals from Gabriel, Martinelli, and Ødegaard, and new boy Trossard havingContinue reading “Jesus is just alright”

Do you believe in magic?

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you know where you were when Reiss Nelson hit the stoppage time winner against Bournemouth last Saturday. Needless, to say, Maggie’s was pandemonium. The hard part will be coming back to earth. We have a Europa League match Thursday and then a run of very challenging matches,Continue reading “Do you believe in magic?”

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 dominatingContinue reading “Payback is a…”

A game in hand is worth…

Saturday’s match against Leicester ended up being a gritty, grind-it-out, 1-nil-to-the Arsenal (nope, we still don’t sing that song). Two goals ruled out. One rightly so, the other questionable at best, and a solid penalty shout, all but ignored. Still, the Gunners persevered, clamping down on defense, and limiting the Foxes to a single off-targetContinue reading “A game in hand is worth…”

And we’ll keep on fighting

During the waning minutes of our match at Aston Villa, Gooners had every right to feel demoralized. It very much looked like the Gunners were headed for a draw and probably deservedly so. Villa came charging out of the gate and for two thirds of the match, Arsenal looked uneven, squandering one opportunity after another.Continue reading “And we’ll keep on fighting”

We’re still standing

Losing 3-1 to the reigning champions is hard. But if we take a breath and reflect on Arsenal’s journey so far, hopefully that perspective will give Gooners some solace. For much of the match, we were the better squad and gifted them a couple of goals through errant passes and an untimely deflection. But theyContinue reading “We’re still standing”

Fight the power

Had a day to reconcile Saturday’s result. On one hand, Arsenal got a hard earned point from a team that hadn’t lost in 10 matches, with wins over United and City under their belts. On the other, the same VAR official who (inserted impolite verb here) the Gunners during a loss at Old Trafford, gotContinue reading “Fight the power”

But we get up again

The Everton result was in some ways, all too predictable. Lunchtime kickoff, new manager bounce, eerie parallel to last season’s match. And yet, I genuinely believed we’d get a result. Now we must have a proper rebound from defeat. This team must show our winning ways have not been a fluke. That we’re not slippingContinue reading “But we get up again”