By Chris Toronyi

Why can't we appreciate what we have and who we are? Have we been spoiled with riches? It's fair to say we've been a blessed Club with amazing successes, mangers and players. Our recent run this year (and last) hasn't been to our standards, but there is no need to knee jerk like other clubs' supporters. 

Let's all take a collective breath, count to 10 and look where we are at. Not too bad, eh? Can we do better? No doubt. Does the manager want more? Of course. Do the players? Dumb question. 

Look, our high expectations have remained the same, but the game's dynamics continue to morph -- evolving without true objectives or care.

But we care. We have true objectives. We have an identity. We are Arsenal. As with life, building blocks allow you to grow the "right way." And we will.

Be sure to check out this week's Arsenal America Podcast with Tom Watt of the Arsenal Fan's Forum and Hayley Wright. We're talking away support, United, Schalke and the weekend. Thanks for listening.


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 and on iTunes in the World Football Daily Club Podcast Feed. 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.


Previous entries:

October 29: Positive drama
October 19: Club and country
October 11: Social madness
October 9: Shoot first...
October 2: Uncomfortably numb
September 25: Feeling the love
September 21: A road win is a win
September 17: Saturday's synergy
September 9: (No) break time
September 4: The negotiation dance
August 28: Give it time
August 21: Game on!
August 10: Arsenal Ambition
July 26: The right silverware
July 6: Anti-anti-football
June 28: New additions
June 20: Failing chemistry
June 13: Summer school
May 8: Not the time to get ill
May 2: End of season variables
April 24: Making a point
April 18: Different kinds of tired
April 12: Emotionally spent
March 29: No doubt
March 23: An amazing run
March 13: Mad Men, mad season
March 6: Rush of emotion
February 29: Pride and joy
February 14: An evolving Arsenal
February 22: Anger is beautiful
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

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5 Nov 2012