Ian Wright WAS my hero when I was a youngster. I loved the way he played and how he wore his heart on his sleeve.
The fact that he had the same surname as me helped to elevate him to superman in my eyes. He could do no wrong.
As a youngster I loved him so much that when I grew up I wanted a tattoo dedicated to him. I was going to get a number eight with his name above it and the amount of goals he scored for Arsenal underneath it.
Thankfully I saw sense and didn't get the tattoo!
His image in my mind has been soured in recent years. He has a column in the Sun and at times I couldn't believe some of his comments. He can be pretty harsh on Arsenal and that's tainted his image with some Gooners.
I read a comment he made in the Sun yesterday and there he was banging on about Arsenal again. This time he had a dig at the Gooners. However, for once I found myself agreeing with him.
"AS much as I love Arsenal, I’m giving a big thumbs-down to some of the club’s fans.
I could not believe the amount of empty seats for the remaining five minutes of Arsenal v Hull on Saturday.
They were trailing 2-1 and battering their opponents in what proved to be a fruitless attempt for a late equaliser. Football does not get a lot more exciting than this. The match was a cracker.
Yet for many locals, getting an early tube or train was the priority. Surely, this was the moment Arsenal’s players needed their fans most.
One day after 85 minutes, I’d like to see the Emirates more than two-thirds full."
I can understand why some fans leave early. It is murder trying to get away from the Emirates and if you don't leave early you can be stuck there for ages.
I didn't leave early because I felt that we could still go on to win. Although the side were letting us down losing at home to Hull, they still needed our support right to the very end.
Imagine you are on the pitch and you are chasing the game, you look around and see the ground rapidly losing numbers. I can imagine it would be disheartening.
Had this game been against Manchester United no-one would have left so just because it was against Hull it shouldn't have mattered. People should have stayed.
We have a poor reputation amongst other fans, frankly they can go fuck themselves for all I care. I know that when the Emirates gets buzzing it produces a top atmosphere.
I agree with Ian Wright. Lets stay till the end and get the ground rocking.
What do you think? Is Ian Wright right or wrong?
Keep it Goonerish....................