We need marriage counselling
FourFourTwo's resident Gooner Ben Welch looks ahead to ArsenalÃ¢ÂÂs visit to Villa Park on Saturday....
This week has left me questioning why I do it to myself. I feel like IÃ¢ÂÂve been going through a rough patch with a girlfriend and IÃ¢ÂÂm questioning the relationship.
Emotionally drained, saddened with how things have turned out and tempted by something new and exciting I want to part company with my long term commitment.
My head is telling me itÃ¢ÂÂs time to cut my ties and move on, but my heart and deep seeded love have convinced me to listen to the words of Stevie Wonder Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂWe can work it out.Ã¢ÂÂ
Sadly no girlfriend, but thereÃ¢ÂÂs a marriage I just canÃ¢ÂÂt take to the divorce courts Ã¢ÂÂ my one with Arsenal Football Club.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs been a miserable week. Last SaturdayÃ¢ÂÂs demoralising defeat to North London rivals Tottenham was like finding out your wife has been cheating on you with your best mate.
The misery continued with a mid-week defeat to Braga in the Champions League, compounded by SpursÃ¢ÂÂ qualification for the next round following a 3-0 victory at home to Werder Bremen.
At lunchtime on Saturday we have a chance to bounce back away to Aston Villa. Owing to an unforgiving work schedule I havenÃ¢ÂÂt been able to keep up-to-date with the latest team news coming out of Emirates Stadium, but I have been dipping in and out of the ESPN Goals app on my X10 android phone.
One of the news stories revealed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitted thereÃ¢ÂÂs a mental weakness about his team, but insists he will Ã¢ÂÂgive every drop of bloodÃ¢ÂÂ to turn them into winners. I hope the players are generous donors because I feel like Dracula coming off a vegetarian diet.
IÃ¢ÂÂm not going to be able to wait to watch Match of the Day Ã¢ÂÂ but if the ball hits the net at Villa Park IÃ¢ÂÂm going be watching it within minutes of it happening with the ESPN Goals app.
This app enables fans to see all the goals and highlights from the Barclays Premier League over the next three seasons Ã¢ÂÂ moments after theyÃ¢ÂÂve happened.
And having purchased the X10 before November 26 IÃ¢ÂÂm in with a shot to spend it like Beckham. By trying to pick talkSPORT's winning goal of the week IÃ¢ÂÂve registered my phone into the draw for a ÃÂ£100,000 winfall.
The festive period might just define our season Ã¢ÂÂ every fist punching, teeth clenching moment of joy wonÃ¢ÂÂt be missed because I downloaded the app this month and have it free for the next three months.
Sadly, so will every lip quivering moment of despair, but IÃ¢ÂÂm a glutton for punishment and this is life IÃ¢ÂÂve chosen Ã¢ÂÂ this is the life of a football fan.