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.
29 08, 2016

Mes has a new friend; Theo’s motivation

By |August 29th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, internationals, premier league|0 Comments

Yo, how goes it, on this fine Monday? Well, it's fine in England because we have a bank holiday and in my part of the world the sun is shining. It's also shining in the world of Arsenal. We're still able to bask in the warming glow of three points and after the manager confirmed [...]

28 08, 2016

Team balance and dynamic good for Watford win

By |August 28th, 2016|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Match Review, premier league|1 Comment

I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to writing this blog today. Having spent a large part of the summer in the transfer doldrums, then seeing our start to the season completely disrupted by injuries and the failure to adequately prepare for the season openers, the tone of my writing hasn't been [...]

26 08, 2016

Oracles speak, groups get grouped and Arsenaldom feels a little brighter

By |August 26th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Champions League, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|1 Comment

So, as with all Arsenal transfers, sh*t doesn't really get real until yer man David Ornstein gives out a little titbit of information via the medium of Twitter. I think it's something like stage four of a five stage process, to be honest with you, with the final stage just being the medical, confirm terms between [...]

25 08, 2016

Perez a little underwhelming, but don’t write off, yet

By |August 25th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league|3 Comments

Happy Thursday to you and yours. Yesterday it was so hot during the day, I made the mistake of emailing The Management and telling her that we were going to BBQ in the evening. It was all going so well until I sat down to eat my food, by which time lightning began to flash [...]

24 08, 2016

Bob McVeteran to sign for Arsenal??(disclaimer – not a real person)

By |August 24th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league|1 Comment

So it appears as though news is starting to trickle through the airwaves that the so-called 'madness' signing is, in fact, Antoine Griezmann. That would indeed be a fine piece of 'madness', were it to be pulled off by the club, Arsène Wenger too.  But unfortunately, as is the case with Arsenal under Arsène and [...]

23 08, 2016

Arsenal are like my three-year-old-niece

By |August 23rd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, History, premier league, Rant, Transfers|7 Comments

Welcome to Tuesday y'all. We're now officially on a one week countdown before the transfer window has slammed shut and unsurprisingly, there is no news, which isn't at all like the saying. It's not really good at all. Of course we have to reserve judgement until the window has closed, but based on the data [...]

22 08, 2016

Campbell was never going to make it, but we’ve still got a week of ‘what if’

By |August 22nd, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, premier league, Rant, Transfers|5 Comments

It's Monday morning, I'm sat on a Met Line train heading towards London in a three piece suit, and it's muggy and uncomfortable as you like.  I'm tired. I feel bedraggled and already I feel like this day is going south. Feels a bit like Arsenal at the moment, eh? We look a little bedraggled [...]

21 08, 2016

A draw, more inertia, and Arsène’s bizarre comments

By |August 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

This will probably be a shorter blog than usual, because I'm away with family for the weekend and so have only watched a few of the highlights, so some of the thoughts below are based purely on seeing the result after the game. Broadly speaking, a draw away to the champions is a normally nothing [...]

21 08, 2016

A draw, more inertia, and Arsène’s bizarre comments

By |August 21st, 2016|Arsenal FC, Match Review|0 Comments

This will probably be a shorter blog than usual, because I'm away with family for the weekend and so have only watched a few of the highlights, so some of the thoughts below are based purely on seeing the result after the game. Broadly speaking, a draw away to the champions is a normally nothing [...]

20 08, 2016

A reaction is essential for Arsenal, to avoid the sharks circling

By |August 20th, 2016|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, Match Preview, premier league|0 Comments

Happy Saturday gooners. It's match day and it's an away trip to Leicester City that the team has in front of them to try to erase the residual embarrassment that was caused from last weekend's home defeat to Liverpool. Sadly, there's no new faces to freshen the team today, so the decision that Arsène has [...]