By Chris Toronyi

What a crazy week for The Arsenal. It's really hard to put into words how I truly feel as my thinking is a bit frozen, in shock, by the recent run of results. Although I guess "shock" captures it best.

Yes, both matches were going to be difficult, but to concede six and deliver zero is not Arsenal. Something was missing. We all have our opinions as to what it is. I do (listen to last week's Pod). It's all an opinion, but the bottom line is there are a multitude of plays and decisions that give a result. Not just one. I mean that's what I believe.

Can you imagine how the team feels? How the manager feels? They must be as puzzled, disappointed and angry as the rest of us. And they'll be wanting a win this weekend against Spurs.

We all know the weekend will once again bring about a pressure game. We all want a result, but that's what we want EVERY weekend. That means you're competing for the top. Competing for something meaningful. It means you're doing something right.

And to read about and see the anger on supporters faces is beautiful. It means we're all alive. Wanting to win. Wanting The Arsenal to win.

Again, thanks for reading and please don't forget to tune into The Arsenal America Podcast each week. Follow me or @ArsenalAmerica on Twitter for its release every Thursday night PT.



Previous entries:

February 14: An evolving Arsenal
February 8: A welcome display
February 1: The value of value
January 31: FA Cup magic

January 24: We have to be supportive
January 19: This is a massive game

Stateside Gooner - Chris Toronyi

'Stateside Gooner' Chris Toronyi is a longtime Arsenal supporter and the host of The Arsenal America podcast, available every Thursday evening at You can read more of Chris' thoughts on Twitter

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22 Feb 2012