By Chris Toronyi

I believe some of us are becoming Zombies* when it comes to Arsenal results. (*I was trying to come up with a clever name, but I failed to deliver) We dip into this weird alter-ego, an insecure trance where we feel the need to ridicule our manager for his decisions and what he says post-game... and then have the need to tell people they need to grow-up and have an opinion too.

Why? If someone has a definitive, and possibly knee-jerk opinion about the manager that makes him or her a better supporter of the Club? I find that attitude a bit tiring, condescending and most of all just rude. I sit in front of computer most of the day, I don't play FIFA 13 and I don't wear my Arsenal scarf to work or around town. I'm Arsenal 100 percent -- but not 100 percent of the time.

What I'm saying is everyone is obviously entitled to their own opinion about anything about the Club. I just kindly ask that you don't tell me and everyone else who supports Arsenal that they need to have an opinion or criticism about everything that goes on -- every moment, every word, every gesture.

Now I'm being the preachy one, but I like to think I don't have an agenda or feel the need to insult other's thinking. We're all different and we all think differently. But we all want Arsenal to win.

At least I think that's what 95 percent of us want to happen. I feel sorry for the 5 percent.

Thanks for reading. And please don't forget to tune into this week's Arsenal America Podcast with Matt Law of the Sunday Mirror this week for a discussion on Villa and Everton matches. Thanks for listening. 


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

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28 Nov 2012