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.
27 04, 2017

Gritty Arsenal find a way against Leicester. Just.

By |April 27th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Three on the bounce feels lovely this morning doesn't it? It certainly felt good when I knew the game was over and on the surface, this new formation looks decent, with three victories and an Arsenal team that look like they're building their confidence to play it more and more with each game. Whether it's [...]

26 04, 2017

Wing backs are key against Leicester tonight 

By |April 26th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match day. An opportunity to break up the monotony of the working week with a spot of Arsenal and if the footballing gods are with us, hopefully a victory to add the gloss to the weekend semi final win. It's a resurrected Leicester City who come to town and despite the fact we haven't [...]

25 04, 2017

3-5-2 has different paths for Hector and Giroud

By |April 25th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, premier league, press conference, Tactics|1 Comment

There's no time to savour the result from the weekend as Arsenal already have one of the remaining league games left tomorrow evening against a reinvigorated Craig Shakespeare. So it's an Arsène Wenger pre match presser today and that means we'll get an update as to whether he'll stick or twist on the starting XI, [...]

24 04, 2017

Battle and bottle back for The Arsenal

By |April 24th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Defence, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review|0 Comments

This season the players have - rightly in my opinion - been chastised for some of their performance and at times the perceived lack of effort they deliver for Arsenal football club. We've seen too many under par performances and that has led to widespread condemnation. So it only seems fair that this morning that [...]

23 04, 2017

Season defining game at Wembley

By |April 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, soccer, Tactics|0 Comments

I'm sure I'm not alone in breathing a collective sigh of relief at what happened yesterday at Wembley. The fact that everyone has been speculating in the media on a possible Tottenham match towards a double has left a horrible taste in the mouth and a churning of the stomach. So when the final whistle [...]

22 04, 2017

The horrible permutations of today’s game; the expectation of tomorrow’s

By |April 22nd, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, History|0 Comments

Happy Saturday Gooners. It's FA Cup weekend but as seems to be par for the course these days, we don't play until Sunday. I suppose we'd better get used to it because next season unless something drastic happens in the Premier League, we'll be seeing a lot less Saturday football and a lot more Sunday [...]

21 04, 2017

Keeping City guessing the best option for Arsenal

By |April 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Arsène's pre FA Cup semi final chitter-chatter yesterday was as to be expected. There was the inevitable question asked about his contract and the inevitable response from the manager that he had no update. He also neither confirmed nor denied the Kolasinac rumours, whilst saying the same old same old about contracts for Özil and [...]

20 04, 2017

Club envy, Arsène’s hints and Jack’s long goodbye

By |April 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, FA Cup, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

I wonder if Arsène is looking forward to today's press conference at all, not least because it is a detachment from the Premier League which let's face it, has hardly been easy for us in 2017. An opportunity to talk up his decent cup record is probably something of a welcome respite from the likely [...]

19 04, 2017

Poor Jacky; will a formation change alter summer plans?

By |April 19th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, contracts, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Poor old Jacky Wilshere, eh? If reports are to be believed he's gone and smashed his legs to pieces again, which leaves him absent for the final run in, returning to Arsenal early and probably even more up in the air about his future. Timing wise it's an absolute stinker. He has 12 months left [...]

18 04, 2017

The boost every Arsenal fan needed

By |April 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

A football match was won last night. By Arsenal. Away from home. I'd almost forgotten about what that felt like. Middlesbrough were the side dispatched and now in the cold light of day you can say with some comfort that they are probably almost definitely going down. Arsenal were hardly immense and at times we [...]