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

Introducing The Short Fuse's newest new writer

It's well past time we had comprehensive coverage here of Arsenal Ladies. So let's welcome our newest writer.

Arsenal 2-0 Liverpool: instant reaction

Arsenal passed yet another league test at home, shutting out the Reds and scoring two good goals.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool match thread

It's time for Arsenal's sixth "first real test of the season" of the season!

Arsenal 4-1 Norwich: reaction

Arsenal weren't perfect, but four moments of total class tore Norwich's defense apart.

Arsenal vs. Norwich: match thread

Hey guys it's time for actual soccer to come back, so wake up and stuff.

Ozil possibly injured in Germany game

Something happened to his knee. That's about all we know right now.

Friday Internationals Open Thread

Want to talk about today's international games? Good.

Koscielny to miss friendly, injury not major

The Arsenal defender will miss France's Friday match, but the injury should be minor.

Arsenal 14-15 home kit leak?

A picture tweeted by former sprint champion Linford Christie may have revealed the home shirt Arsenal will wear next season.

Arsenal vs. West Brom: match thread

Arsenal travel to The Hawthorns looking to take three points from West Brom.

Arsenal vs. West Brom: match preview

After defeating them short-handed in the Capital One Cup, Arsenal travel to West Brom once again looking for three points.

Arsenal 2-0 Napoli: What We Learned

Hey, these guys might be pretty good!

Arsenal vs. Napoli: match thread

Let's talk about a game of soccer, you guys.

Arsenal vs. Napoli: match preview

Arsenal look to consolidate their place atop the Champions League's Group F as they face co-leaders Napoli.

Four Questions with The Siren's Song

We broke bread with our sister blog to talk Neapolitan soccer.

MOTM: Serge Gnabry

E pluribus unum. There were several possible choices, but the youngster gets the nod.

Swansea 1-2 Arsenal: quick reaction

Arsenal went to Wales and brought back three points, and the outright league lead.

Arsenal vs. Swansea: match thread

It's Arsenal's first of two trips to Wales this season.

Arsenal vs. Swansea: match preview

Arsenal travel to Wales to face a dangerous Swansea City side.

Arsenal host Chelsea in League Cup Fourth Round

The prize for defeating West Brom on penalties? A face-off with a major London rival.

Arsenal down West Brom on penalties

After a mediocre performance, Arsenal's penalty takers were able to come through in the clutch to go through.

Arsenal vs. West Brom: match thread

Arsenal face West Bromwich Albion in their first Capital One Cup game of the season. We'll be talking about the game here.

Arsenal 3-1 Stoke: full report

Arsenal won without too much trouble, with three goals created by Mesut Ozil powering them to the top of the table.

Arsenal 3-1 Stoke: quick reaction

Arsenal's midfield and defense supplied the team's attack, and Ozil sparkled, supplying three goals.

Arsenal vs. Stoke: preview

Stoke visits Arsenal in a big game for a pair of London's most popular midfielders.

Olivier Giroud's status for Marseille in doubt

There is a lot of confusion over what's happening with Arsenal's only striker as a Champions League date looms.

Arteta and Podolski recovering...quickly

Reinforcements for Arsenal's injury-hammered squad may be on the way sooner than expected.

Cazorla out until October

Santi Cazorla will be out with an ankle injury until early October, Arsene Wenger says.

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