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.
9 12, 2016

Hector’s return an early wish, but Özil/Alexis’ contract?

By |December 9th, 2016|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Good ol' Arsène and his Thursday press conferences. They make compiling my thoughts so much easier, especially when there's a Saturday game, because it means I can talk about what he said at the presser on the Thursday, then focus on being apprehensive about the game on the Saturday. Sunday then becomes a true day [...]

8 12, 2016

Squad rotation: Wenger be like…

By |December 8th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners|0 Comments

I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but my journey to and from work swings me by Wembley Park and yesterday, it was unusually busy. It was only after almost everyone got off at the national stadium that I realised that the Spuds were having a leaving party! Apparently there were a few empty [...]

7 12, 2016

‘Small miracles’ and majestic Arsenal men

By |December 7th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Match Review|0 Comments

Wellety, wellety, wellety. Welly, welly, welly. Wellington. Wellington. Wellington. Didn't expect that from the last round of Champions League matches in our group, did we? No-siree we didn't. But we got what I think Arsène had described as a 'small miracle' and both the Arsenal team put out yesterday, as well as the Ludogorets team [...]

6 12, 2016

Basel away: what’s the logic on squad selection?

By |December 6th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview|3 Comments

When I unlocked my phone yesterday on the tube home, I hoped to read stories on the official site about "the strength of the squad" or how one or two players "have been unlucky not to play more football" so far this season. I didn't expect to read about how the squad travelling to Switzerland [...]

5 12, 2016

The 42 point target for Arsenal in December

By |December 5th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Well, that was an interesting turn up for the books yesterday, with Liverpool and United dropping points, wasn't it? I don't think many would have predicted that, particularly the Scousers, but I'm glad that both events happened. United's draw because it means they are slowly falling away from the top four chasing pack with these [...]

4 12, 2016

Awesome Alexis annihilates Hammers

By |December 4th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Attack, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I've wanted us to give a team a pasting for such a long time. Other sides at the top of the table had been doing it, but we hadn't quite put anybody to the sword just yet domestically. November came and went and we had looked to have lost a little bit of the spark [...]

3 12, 2016

No Carroll nightmares please, Arsenal

By |December 3rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

You know that Andy Carroll is going to be resurrected from the walking dead injury list that West Ham have today, right? I mean, you got that memo, didn't you? It was this fixture last year that we dominated for large parts, were two up, before he got himself a hat trick and generally caused Gabriel [...]

2 12, 2016

Santi blow should have been foreseen 

By |December 2nd, 2016|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Sometimes i get the feeling that the club don't tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, when it comes to our players. I know that may shock and anger you to an extent that you feel like burning all of the hairs on your body off with a series of [...]

1 12, 2016

Arsenal rotated players do themselves no favours

By |December 1st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review|0 Comments

Yesterday evening I didn't get to watch the game as I was out with The Management doing other things; like enjoying myself. I think it's fair to say I've dodged a bullet on that one because by all accounts, it didn't make for fun viewing and had I spent some of my hard-earned cash to [...]

30 11, 2016

Southampton: How good is this Arsenal squad then?

By |November 30th, 2016|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Tactics|0 Comments

Bloody heck it's freezing today. Frost on the cars, family jewels heading north, it's one of those days you want to be on holiday with a log fire and nothing but which crappy 80s movie to watch next. Certainly not on a tube heading in to London for a shift at 7am. Plus, I don't [...]