Jul 16th, 2019 by ‘holic
Quickly into tonight’s post as it will be a full one.
Our 2019/20 season kicked off in the early hours of this (Tuesday) morning with a less than taxing fixture against another of Stan Kroenke’s clubs, the Colorado Rapids. A young Arsenal side put a stranglehold on the fixture early on. Debut boy Gabriel Martinelli was off target with a great chance to open his Gunners account in the fourth minute, but the reprieve was temporary and Bukayo Saka burst through to chip an effort goanward that the goalkeeper could get a hand to, but not enough to prevent it crossing the line.
James Olayinka, there may be a name for the future, cut out a wayward defensive pass, strode forward, and unleashed a piledriver into the far top corner to double our advantage just before the half hour mark was reached. Well worth a look if you can see it.
Martinelli, impressive on first viewing, added the third when he got either chest or shoulder to a Dominic Thompson cross from point-blank range just past the hour. As a contest the game was over.
A tougher challenge lies in wait in the shape of Bayern Munich in the early hours of Thursday morning, UK time.
I had the good fortune to be asked to do an ABW Podcast special on my understanding of the proposals shared by an alliance of Arsenal fan groups, blogs, and influencers on Monday evening. Please find the finished article below with my usual loss of faculties in the fourth minute left in! Do feel free to ask any questions as I said at the end of the wonderfully brief show.
Josh Kroenke Responds
I spoke of us wanting to open channels of communication with the Kroenke family and today we were in receipt of an open response from Josh. There may be parts of that response that we need to address further, but thanks to Josh for engaging so quickly. Let’s see where we can go from here.
Please check out the response, with thanks to our friends @TheGoonersPod here.
That’s it for tonight. I will try and cover the Bayern Munich match on Thursday evening as best I can whilst enjoying a first drink in eleven nights and preparing for a day of golf on Friday. It may just be brief!
Until then, take care ‘holics.