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.
1 12, 2015

A timely Alexis breather? How about a flexible transfer window just for Arsenal?

By |December 1st, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league|0 Comments

Time is a good healer. I feel less peturbed about the lacklustre performance on Sunday now than I did yesterday. I’m still – nor do I ever will be – at the stage where I’m spinning this in to a more positive outlook like Arsène did when he said “at least we didn’t lose”, but […]

30 11, 2015

Injuries, ‘easy runs’ and defences – the problems keep coming at Arsenal

By |November 30th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, press conference, Rant|1 Comment

On the face of it, if you consider that we are still just two points from the top of the league, life appears to be not that bad for us. But that is if you ignore some of the clear issues that appear to exist at the club right now. A 1-1 draw against Norwich […]

29 11, 2015

Norwich: don’t leave our fullbacks exposed and stay disciplined, Arsenal

By |November 29th, 2015|analysis, Arsenal, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It’s match day today and another away game against a Norwich side who will be looking to pick up some points in front of their home fans and also move further away from the teams at the bottom. For us, it’s an opportunity to climb a couple of places up to second if we can […]

28 11, 2015

Seeking solace by finding out about the Arsenal opposition

By |November 28th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant, Tactics|0 Comments

Saturday’s without Arsenal are like pies without mash. You can get by, you can even find some enjoyment, but it never quite has the same impact.

That’s what we’re faced with today boys and girls. No mash. Not even a potato. Still, at least it means I can observe the other games happening today and cheer […]

27 11, 2015

A title race for all and an Alexis made from stronger stuff

By |November 27th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good old Arsène and his early press conferences. It gives me something to talk about on a Friday, you see, so I’m always happy when it happens. Of course, Saturday may still be a quiet day, but that’s none of my concern first thing on a Friday morning, I can tell thee!

Concerns. Do we have […]

26 11, 2015

Games will make Flamini better, but will it be enough?

By |November 26th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

I wonder if Arsène will deliver his pre-match presser today, given that we’re away this weekend, or whether he’ll just leave it until tomorrow?

That’s the kind of thinking that goes through my mind first thing on a weekday, so it’s probably good that I have a medium with which to channel my constant Arsenal thought […]

25 11, 2015

Morale boosting win with Mesut, Santi and Alexis shining

By |November 25th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|2 Comments

I know it’s pretty easy to talk about it in hindsight, but that was pretty much as routine as you’re going to get in the Champions League, perhaps somewhat to most Arsenal fans frustration given the relative ease in which we dispatched Zagreb compared to the Olympiakos game.

In truth, our opponents were less than average, […]

24 11, 2015

Selection decisions should be made with Sunday in mind as well as tonight

By |November 24th, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, midfield, press conference|0 Comments

So Arsène’s presser delivered an update on the much anticipated Coquelin injury situation yesterday and, perhaps having been burnt too many times with incorrect prognoses before, the manager was reluctant to give an exact timeframe on Le Coq’s return. He said it would certainly be more than a month, and would most likely be more […]

23 11, 2015

Coquelin’s plight means Arsène must act – quickly

By |November 23rd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Rant|0 Comments

The team news from Arsène will be revealed at some point today ahead of the Champions League game against Dinamo Zagreb, but there’s only one real piece of news we’re all nervously awaiting: the immediate fate of Francis Coquelin.

Perhaps foolishly, I pushed myself in to believing that it would not be as bad as first […]

22 11, 2015

Title talk is fanciful as injuries take toll against the Baggies

By |November 22nd, 2015|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, premier league, Rant|1 Comment

Where to even begin with the shower of the proverbial that we witnessed from Arsenal yesterday, eh? I mean seriously, I have no idea where to even start. Nothing went right. We played terribly. Then, even with most of the 90 minutes of tripe we had to sit through, we still get handed a lifeline […]