Preview from a Gooner

View from the opposition – Arsenal:

A bit about you

Name: Tim Payton (@timpayton)

Current home town: London

Birthplace: London

How long have you supported your team? 37 years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground? It scores highly for functionality but lacks atmosphere

Favourite match played by your team & why? Winning the league at White Hart Lane

Favourite player of all time who played for your club? Robert Pires

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why?  Aaron Ramsey – when fit and on form he transforms what our midfield and team can do

Player in your squad we should most fear and why?  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – a natural goalscorer

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Jamie Vardy – Pace will always challenge Arsenal’s defenders

Up and coming prospect in your squad?  Ainsley Maitland-Niles

How do you think you'll do against us? Arsenal haven’t won a point away in 2018 – but I think the ‘dead rubber’ element will see them get at least a point

General Questions:  

Last August where did you think you'd finish this season?  4th

Which teams did you honestly think would go down? Huddersfield Town and Brighton – and they have done amazingly well

Describe your season in less than 15 words? The worst in 22years leading to the departure of Arsene Wenger

At the start of the season did you think Man City would win the league and if not who did you think would? Yes – they have the best squad and the best manager

If you could change 3 things at your club what would they be? A more effective and representative Board; safe standing; and better ticket arrangements to fill the empty seats

Tim Payton is one of the Board Members at Arsenal Supporters Trust and as well as being heavily involved in the Trust he is also involved in representing all supporters on the national stage.

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