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.
22 10, 2016

No free kicks and plenty of swagger can finish Boro today

By |October 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

So, here's the thing: It's match day. I can't go because I have to go to a wedding. And it's a Spurs fan who is getting married. This is the sort of heresy that one wouldn't normally share with a fellow Gooner as yourself, so let me tumble down the rabbit hole a little further, [...]

21 10, 2016

Is Arsène doing it right with subs?

By |October 21st, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, History, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

It's press conference day today and with Arsenal having dispatched Ludogorets with relative ease on Wednesday night, I suspect Arsène will be in buoyant mood and the press pack will probably go a little easier than they would normally, asking team news questions and wondering whether this team can go all the way this time.  [...]

20 10, 2016

Efficient Arsenal are fun to watch

By |October 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield|1 Comment

We were well rubbish yesterday, weren't we? I mean, we played a team who were so overawed by the occasion, they tried to camouflage themselves with the pitch by wearing green. I can't believe we only scored six goals yesterday... What a result. Six goals, a hat trick for Mesut, a team that is positively [...]

19 10, 2016

I think rotation is key tonight, but does Arsène?

By |October 19th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, Match Preview|0 Comments

This is my match day day that is sandwiched in between two match day days that I cannot take part. The first was Swansea at the weekend, the second is Middlesbrough on Saturday, so I feel like I'm appreciating going to tonight's game even more than I usually do.  It's Ludogorets in the Champions League [...]

18 10, 2016

A chance for Gibbs tomorrow?

By |October 18th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, press conference|1 Comment

Tuesday brings the second working week for me and my new working abode, but more importantly, it brings us a day closer to the match up against Ludogorets at home. I'm gutted for missing the Swansea game - despite the pain it put us all through at the end - but I'm glad that I [...]

17 10, 2016

Only The Ox can save the Ox

By |October 17th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league|2 Comments

Today I start a new job, with renewed vigour and hope for a whole new working world, which means more opportunities and a chance to impress a whole new set of people. I wonder if The Ox is taking similar measures though, after he appeared on Sky Sports yesterday and admitted he might be getting [...]

16 10, 2016

A bizarre victory against Swansea, but a victory nonetheless

By |October 16th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Rant, referees|0 Comments

Well lads and lasses, I don't know about you, but I have absolutely no idea what to make of yesterday's game. I don't know if I should be a little worried about the way in which we handed Swansea a few lifelines, or happy about the fact that at times we were breathtaking and ultimately [...]

15 10, 2016

Ghosts of Swansea past need to be erased for title belief

By |October 15th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

It's match day! Hoorah! Proper football is finally back! Yippee!  As you can tell, I'm rather excited that Arsenal are back in action today, after what has felt like the longest interlull in a long, long, time. It's Swansea at home for a three o'clock kick off and whilst I can't be there to see [...]

14 10, 2016

Arsene saves us all with an early presser

By |October 14th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Gunners, Internationals, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

A Thursday morning press conference before a Saturday 3pm game? It's almost as if Arsene was as bored with the international break, so decided to drop a line to the press team to bring forward the presser by his normal Friday morning job, just so he could put this dreaded period behind him snd save [...]

13 10, 2016

Santi’s words to youngsters could be given to Arsène

By |October 13th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

We're nearly there folks. The interlull is nearly behind us and I don't know why, but this one has felt waaaaaay longer than the last few. It's like we're being punished for finally seeing an Arsenal side click - Burnley aside - after about a year and a half.  The reality is probably more to [...]