ArsenalFanTV regular Troopz has defended his passionate views on the Gunners, suggesting he is simply voicing his opinion and is happy to show his face while doing so.
During what has been a tough campaign for Arsenal and in particular Arsene Wenger, Troopz and other regulars on the YouTube channel have often showed their anger while being interviewed.
This has led to criticism from many quarters – including Hector Bellerin – but Troopz isn’t at all bothered by this, suggesting he will always be honest in his views towards the club in general or individual players.
As revealed in an AskFans exclusive, Troopz said: “If you’re performing, I’m giving my analysis – I can’t lie.”
“It does [make it harder to criticise players after meeting them in person]. When I met Bellerin last season the first thing he said to me was ‘you’re not going to rant are you?’ because we drew 0-0 with Boro at home.
“I said to him no, no, no. Furthermore – it’s your lot’s fault that we drew today. He [Arsene Wenger] put out the right team but you lot bottled it – but anyways let’s get a picture and I took the picture.
Following on from the discussion about Bellerin, Troopz discussed the criticism he and his colleagues get on a daily basis, but again, is quick to defend their right to voice an opinion.
He continued: “I don’t know why Arsenal Fan TV gets the most heat – maybe it’s because we get the most views.
“A lot of people have podcasts online, but don’t show their faces on the podcasts, and have issues with fan channels.
“What’s the difference between podcasts and fan channels? You’re both online giving your opinion it’s just I show my face and you don’t.”
As with many Arsenal fans, Troopz appears to be winding down this season and waiting for Arsene Wenger to leave. Whether that will be in the summer of next year, remains to be seen.
We also cannot deny that the entertainment the likes of ArsenalFanTV brings and let’s be honest, how can any of their fans be content with the current performances and results?
It’s never dull being a Gooner.