Thomas Wachtel

  • joined Aug 01, 2008
  • last login Apr 16, 2014
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I'm the manager of The Short Fuse, SB Nation's Arsenal blog. I also write for Amazin' Avenue, SB Nation's Mets blog. Generally I watch a lot of sports, and talk about them here and on Twitter.

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User Blog

Schalke chairman: Draxler doesn't "want" Bayern

Sounds like, at worst, the German winger doesn't have a preference where he ends up.

Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: instant reaction

Arsenal are at least temporarily back atop the table after a professional win over a lesser London rival.

Reports: Lewis Holtby close to Schalke return

A possible stepping-stone to a Julian Draxler deal may be about to fall into place.

Aaron Ramsey out another two months

The Arsenal midfielder will likely miss Arsenal's roughest stretch of the season.

Reports: Sagna close to signing new deal

Several sources are reporting that Bacary Sagna is set to commit his past, present, and future to Arsenal.

Wenger close to new contract?

While announcing Arsenal's new kit deal, Ivan Gazidis let slip that Arsene Wenger may be close to a new deal.

Arsenal, Puma officially announce kit deal

We've all known about this for a while, but it's finally actually official.

Arsenal draw Liverpool in FA Cup Fifth Round

The Gunners will "welcome" Liverpool to London next month as part of a hellish run of fixtures.

ESPN FC doesn't know what soccer, cricket are

Because when I look for an Arsenal preview, what I really want is an international cricket recap.

Man of the Match: Santi Cazorla

Two goals will, a lot of the time, get you an award like this.

Arsenal 2-0 Fulham: instant reaction

Arsenal looked poor for a while, but then Santi Cazorla scored twice and they won. Funny how that works.

Arsenal vs. Fulham: match thread

Good morning! It's Arsenal time.

Arsenal vs. Fulham: match preview

With Martin Jol gone, maybe this match won't drive us all insane.

For real though, how do you pronounce "Gnabry"?

A secret that has eluded us for many a year, finally revealed. I think.

Sagna, Mertesacker close to new deals?

According to the manager, we could soon have word on whether two hugely important players will remain with the club.

Arsenal injury situation less rosy than we hoped

Several injured players were expected to be available this weekend, but it sounds like that's not going to be the case.

Lukas Podolski hates Tottenham appropriately

Things like this are the reason why I love the crazy bastard.

Aaron Ramsey could be back for Fulham

The Welshman could be able to play this weekend when Arsenal face Fulham.

Mesut Ozil makes UEFA Team of the Year

Mesut Ozil made the fan-voted all star team for the calendar year 2013.

The Ox close to a return to game action

According to a report, The OC is about to come back, and just in time.

FA to let Walcott 2-0 gesture slide

The Football Association won't do anything to Theo Walcott that his knee hasn't already done.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham: FA Cup match preview

We get an extra North London Derby this year. Hooray?

Arsenal vs. Everton: match thread

The December difficulty level rises slightly.

Man of the Match: Nicklas Bendtner

The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived strikes again.

Arsenal vs. Hull: match thread

Midweek league games? It must be December.

Arsenal vs. Marseille: match thread

Let's try and wrap up this whole "Group of Death" thing, eh?

Arsenal 2-0 Southampton: instant reaction

Arsenal could have won by more, but got the job done against the upstarts from the coast.

Arsenal vs. Manchester United: match preview

Arsenal face off against the ancient enemy in their northern stronghold, and there's a lot on the line.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool: Good, Bad, Ugly

This is going to be one of the fun ones.

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