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.
24 06, 2017

Don’t always believe ‘Sky sources’ – even with Lacazette

By | 2017-06-24T09:08:56+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season|6 Comments

Another off season Saturday rolls into town and another rumour takes centre stage with Arsenal and after a week in which people have started to get excited about Mbappe, somebody has decided that this weekend is Lacazette speculation weekend, with multiple sources including the famous 'Sky sources' having their say that a €50million (£44million) deal [...]

23 06, 2017

Mbappe deal makes me think of Bergkamp and Sol

By | 2017-06-23T08:16:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season|4 Comments

Another day and another Kylian Mbappe story, as each journalist desperately tries to re-hash the same transfer, but with a new spin on it. We've had the initial interest, the 'Wenger in France', the Real Madrid intrigue, the 'family member talks' and now we're at what is usually the final stages, which is the 'increasingly [...]

22 06, 2017

Kylian treats us like the ugly cousin

By | 2017-06-22T07:38:06+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, premier league|2 Comments

Hey folks, how's it going? Y'all in a good mood? Y'all super psyched at the launch of the new home kit? Well I guess there's nothing else really happening, so I suppose it's all we could ponder over yesterday, wasn't it? Personally it's not really something I'll bother with because football kits are far too [...]

21 06, 2017

It’s hot and quiet but at least Giroud stays

By | 2017-06-21T07:35:29+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

It's a hot one today. Some say the hottest in the south east since 1976 which, if you weren't alive to experience it, is all older people like your parents talk about whenever you talk about whether or not we'll have a decent summer in this country. Ahh well, you see whatever they say about [...]

20 06, 2017

Ox news worries as the clock ticks

By | 2017-06-20T08:01:23+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, contracts, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, premier league|0 Comments

Can I tell you what I don't like? I don't like it when players who seemed to have turned a corner at the club are suddenly linked strongly with moves away. I am, of course, talking about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who has now been linked with three of the top four Premier League clubs this season. [...]

19 06, 2017

Chambers is a gem we should keep

By | 2017-06-19T07:59:09+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, pre season|0 Comments

Don't want to be accused of being classically British and Goldilocks with the UK weather, but blow me, it ain't half hot today folks. My penchant for wearing three piece suits to work is not helping the matter either it has to be said. And yet I will still have a day of air conditioned [...]

18 06, 2017

Japanese Gooners – what’s happened to Ryo and Takuma?

By | 2017-06-18T09:34:14+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, soccer|4 Comments

Happy Sunday and happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. May you be gifted with pieces of paper with writing scrawled on it. And beer. Or wine.  I'm in the sunny West of France with the in-laws, having spent the weekend relaxing, and with the total lack of interesting Arsenal related news I [...]

16 06, 2017

Where’s Arsenal’s catalyst?

By | 2017-06-16T07:59:10+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Arsene Wenger, Attack, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, Transfers|0 Comments

It's Friday, it's approaching the weekend, and it's awfully quiet out there in Arsenal land.  Too quiet. The kind of quiet that starts it all off. The worry. The fear. "What happens if we go the whole summer having only picked up a left back on a free transfer?" Kind of quiet. True, it's still [...]

15 06, 2017

Fixture lists bring hope

By | 2017-06-15T07:22:21+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

It doesn't feel like a week seems to go by without something devastating going on in the UK at the moment, so once again we are all left saddened by the loss of life from the tower Block fire near Westfield shopping centre in West London. To hear stories of people throwing themselves out of [...]

15 06, 2017

Fixture lists bring hope

By | 2017-06-15T07:21:55+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

It doesn't feel like a week seems to go by without something devastating going on in the UK at the moment, so once again we are all left saddened by the loss of life from the tower Block fire near Westfield shopping centre in West London. To hear stories of people throwing themselves out of [...]