About Bendtnersbettercousin

Gooner born in 1982 from Harlow, Essex, with a love for Arsenal that knows. I'm not an AKb, nor am I an 'In Arsene we Rust', but I like to think that I can tip-toe between the two, occasionally veering into both camps.
16 08, 2017

Lacazette wants to go to Alton Towers

By | 2017-08-16T08:02:15+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Arsène's doing his press conference in just over an hour from when I start writing today's Wednesday blog. It's the first time I can remember him having a Wednesday press conference ahead of a Premier League game on the Saturday and I can only conclude one of the following: He wants to get on the [...]

15 08, 2017

Arsenal losing Ox shows pathetic contract management

By | 2017-08-15T08:00:38+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Rant, Transfers|7 Comments

Selling Oxlade-Chamberlain to Chelski for £35million if he won't sign a new contract with one year to go makes sense. Selling Oxlade-Chamberlain full stop, does not make sense and if it happens, I personally won't be a happy bunny. He's certainly a player who divides opinion. I don't think I've seen such a 50/50 split [...]

14 08, 2017

The humanistic side to some of Arsenal’s outgoings

By | 2017-08-14T07:36:47+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|0 Comments

I had a friends BBQ to go to yesterday afternoon, so only caught the bit up until Shelvey saw red yesterday for a mindless stamp on Alli, but by the sounds of the game in the end it was a good decision. The last thing I want to see is that scummy lot picking up [...]

13 08, 2017

A lovely weekend for Gooners, despite Alexis situation

By | 2017-08-13T09:07:59+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, soccer|0 Comments

This is shaping up to be quite the weekend, football results wise, eh?  I decided to go for a long run yesterday afternoon and when I started my run I switched the radio on via my phone and started to jog just as Liverpool went 3-2 up. I thought "screw this, last thing I want [...]

12 08, 2017

Giroud’s worth proven In bonkers game

By | 2017-08-12T09:40:55+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, soccer|1 Comment

Well that was just flipping bizarre. How do you analyse that game last night? How can you make any kind of assessment that makes any kind of sense of what transpired yesterday evening, then use it to work out whether we're basically in the sh*t this season, or whether we'll be alright? I guess the [...]

11 08, 2017

Do we have enough at Arsenal? For tonight? The season?

By | 2017-08-11T08:10:08+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league|1 Comment

It's match day. I'll be there tonight to see Arsenal as the Friday night curtain raiser against Leicester City and when the whistle goes I'll be roaring on my - and our - team against the Champions of two years ago. Is the squad ready for the whole season? Not in my opinion, because Arsène [...]

10 08, 2017

Sell Alexis. Now.

By | 2017-08-10T07:35:37+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

I know Arsène remains steadfast in his public comments about Alexis Sanchez, and that the latest 'injury' to the player has come at a very coincidental time, but am I the only one thinking: Tempt PSG into a large bid. ??? He's not signing a new deal, I'd rather lose him now and reinvest the [...]

9 08, 2017

Friday games to break opening day hoodoo?

By | 2017-08-09T07:56:08+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

These Friday games, eh? It's like some sort of footballing jet lag with press conferences on a Wednesday, the match on a Friday after a long gruelling week of work and the decisions on whether to drink in the City or closer to The Emirates, all conspiring to make this the most unusual of season [...]

8 08, 2017

Neither hope nor despair for Arsenal’s new season

By | 2017-08-08T08:05:14+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

Morning folks. Hope you're feeling good today, with just four days remaining until the start of the season, in which I've got to be honest it has absolutely flown by.  I've rather enjoyed my time off. I'm not quite chomping at the bit yet though; probably because I'm unsure what to make of this Arsenal [...]

7 08, 2017

Morale booster ahead of the real stuff for Arsenal

By | 2017-08-07T10:25:48+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, contracts, Defence, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, midfield, pre season|0 Comments

Victory in the 'Jose Treble' cup assured yesterday, our second trophy of pre season and a cast iron GUARANTEE that we will win the league, league cup, FA Cup and Europa League, all without dropping any points or conceding any goals. Or not. Before the game we were all clear that you can't read too [...]