Thomas Wachtel

  • joined Aug 01, 2008
  • last login Jul 10, 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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  • NFL Indianapolis Colts
  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NHL New York Islanders
  • FIFA USA, Germany
  • EPL Arsenal
  • MLS Portland Timbers
  • Serie A Inter Milan, Napoli
  • Soccer Borussia Dortmund
  • La Liga Real Sociedad
  • General Pittsburgh Steelers
User Blog

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.

Giroud: My knee is fine

According to the Arsenal striker, his knee injury is not a real injury.

Arsenal vs. Sunderland: match discussion

Join us and discuss Arsenal's match against Sunderland.

Arsenal vs. Sunderland: match preview

Arsenal travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday to face Sunderland.

Ozil and Mertesacker ill before Sunderland


The Germans have come home with a bug - one will miss Sunderland, the other travels with the team.

Rosicky leaves game with injury

The Arsenal midfielder appears to have a thigh strain.

International open thread: September 10

Yes, we're doing this again. Hopefully everyone makes it through healthy!

Gedion Zelalem to miss 6-8 weeks

Oh hey, it had been a while since we'd had an injury.

Reports: Wenger in line for new deal

A part of the fallout from the Mesut Özil signing may be something that should have happened anyway.

The gold-standard Mesut Özil video

You've watched the rest, now watch the best.

Arsenal international roundup: September 6

The highlights of Arsenal's participation in Friday's World Cup qualifiers. No injuries!

Ciprian Marica is possible Arsenal striker target

In an interesting turn of events, Arsenal could still be looking to add to the squad.

Telegraph: Wenger scouting German superstars

According to reports, Arsene Wenger might like to go to the German well once or thrice more.

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