Our next tour stop takes us back to North Carolina and it's largest city. Charlotte may have once been strictly a NASCAR town, but as the city grew, so did its residents' passion for other sports. And Michael Petko knew that was the case for football as well. It was just a matter of rallying the Gunner faithful:

"Tired of scattered Gooners around the area, we are an organization determined to bring them all together!"

Group Name: Queen CIty Gooners

Location: Charlotte, NC

Year established: 2011

Number of active members:  "We have been seeing around 10-15 supporters come out for each match."

Normal match start time: "Charlotte is five hours behind London, so anywhere from 7:45 to 11:00am."

Where we watch matches: Big Ben British Pub and Restaurant,  2000 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 (704) 817-9697

Where our members hail from: "All over!! New York, LA, Kansas CIty, Hackney, UK as well as some local Carolinians, just to name a few."

Group's favorite Arsenal moment: "It has to be the Invincibles' unbeaten season!"

Group's favorite players: "Our Arsenal obsession started pretty much when Thierry Henry joined in 1999."

Why we are Gooners: "We play the beautiful game, the right way. Enough said!"

How big is Arsenal/English football in your area?: "It's fairly big now, but it continues getting bigger.The availability to regularly watch on TV here has helped tremendously!"

Why Americans should be Arsenal fans: "Not only do we play the right way, but the Club is also run the right way! And that's not spending beyond our means just to break the bank for a super-star ego. Everyone should also love our emphasis on youth development!"

Contact information: You can email us at queencitygooners@gmail.com, follow us on Twitter at @QueenCityGooner or find us on Facebook.

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