By Chris Toronyi

Two cups and two losses. Not easy on the old Arsenal brain, nor on the body as a whole. Nor on your loved ones who have to deal with your moody behavior. But that could just be my situation.

It's not what the doctor ordered, and it's not what any of us ordered or wanted. Just like life, sports teaches some painful lessons, but as I was explaining to my son, it's the lows that make the highs so much more enjoyable. It's not a fun ride at times, but it makes the game -- and being a supporter -- so much fun. Right? Not sure of the word choice, but if we didn't have lows we wouldn't have the highs to celebrate with such passion.

To be honest, it stinks. It hurts. Without question we'd want it be an easy ride. Success week in and week out, the entire fan-base singing as one and thinking only positive thoughts.

Does this place even exist?

In all honesty I don't know where I'm going with any of this. I was just trying to put some thoughts down, see where they'd take me. And I don't think they took me or you anywhere new. I guess that shows where my head is at: a bit lost, a bit clueless, a bit polarized. In all honesty all I can do is focus on what's ahead.

The players need us, they need to hear our voice. We need to show them that we care. Maybe show them we care more.

Thanks for reading and thanks for listening to the Arsenal America Podcast. This week the show welcomes back Matt Law and Julian Harris of Gingers for Limpar. Look for it Thursday afternoon Los Angeles Time. Cheers.

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Chris Toronyi is a longtime Arsenal supporter and the host of The Arsenal America podcast, available every week at ArsenalAmerica.com and on iTunes at "Arsenal America Podcast." You can read more of Chris' thoughts on Twitter.

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of Arsenal Football Club or Arsenal Broadband Ltd.

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