Any statistics around how many of those goals have been match winning or match defining? That would be interesting because I remember, a few years back, there was a stat that showed that most of his goals came in games where we drubbed the opposition by a few goals.
The goal he scored against West Ham was match defining in some ways because it secured the game for us, boosted our confidence and basically killed any chances of West Ham mounting a fight back.
As for unthankful Arsenal fans, let's be fair, he is a very limited player, even on his best day. I really don't think we would have missed him had he not played for us these last 10 years. I can only remember one season when he was on fire, scoring regularly, before he got injured, where we missed him. Otherwise, he has largely been a passenger in our seasons, not doing near enough to influence our results.