Thomas Wachtel

  • joined Aug 01, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 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

Goals of the Season: Rosicky vs. Wilshere

Last weekend, Tomas Rosicky scored a great goal. But was it the Greatest?

Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland: match report/autopsy

Arsenal swept Sunderland aside without much of an effort, which is nice.

Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich: match preview

Arsenal welcome the reigning champions of Europe to London for the first leg of a Champions League tie.

Date set for Everton FA Cup match

Arsenal will play for a trip to Wembley just two days before travelling to Munich.

Could Arsenal come to the United States in summer?

With a Western Hemisphere World Cup, it could actually happen.

Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool: match report

Arsenal scored two and held on to get a date with Everton in the quarterfinal.

FA Cup: Arsenal vs. Liverpool match thread

Let's get revenge. Or something.

Tancredi Palmeri has news, but he's not telling

So we're just going to have to guess for a while.

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal: instant reaction

I won't blame you if you didn't watch the whole game.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool: match preview

Arsenal travel to Anfield for one of the season's biggest matches.

Arsenal eclipse Manchester United in China

I guess all those tours of Asia are paying off.

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.

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