Friday Newsletter: On Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Much More
Plus my answers to a large Mailbag-full of your questions
It’s a great day. I’m sitting in front of my TV watching Crystal Palace-Arsenal in the opening game of the Premier League season, and I’m preparing to park myself in the same place tomorrow to watch a few more games and get a handle on where teams are to kick off the new season.
First off, a couple thoughts about Friday’s league openers:
CRYSTAL PALACE 0, ARSENAL 2
Maybe it’s because I just watched the start of the Arsenal All or Nothing series last night, but the absolute debacle of a start to last season is still on my mind. So winning deservedly at a pretty good Palace side to kick off the new season is a sea change that will no doubt raise the expectations of Arsenal fans around the world that this, indeed, will be the year.
FRANKFURT 1, BAYERN MUNICH 6
You thought the Europa League champion, the team that eliminated Barcelona from that competition, would be ready to make a statement in the Bundesliga’s opening game against the 10-time-defending champion? Well, a statement got made. Congrats to Bayern on winning the title. (This isn’t good, at all, for the Bundesliga.)
Let’s make this Friday Newsletter a full mailbag. You all sent in some fun questions, so I’ll dive in:
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