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.
16 01, 2017

Arsenal – it’s time for a run

By |January 16th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league|0 Comments

Well who'da think that Everton would be capable of giving Man City a pasting like they did yesterday, eh? And just think, fourth months ago City were going to walk the league, Pep would be crowned the messiah reincarnate, English football would never be the same again and we'd all just give up.  And now [...]

15 01, 2017

We realised we were Arsenal after 30 minutes at Swansea

By |January 15th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league|0 Comments

Yesterday's blog called for Arsenal to be controlling in midfield and retain possession of the ball. We aren't a team who can soak up pressure without it and defensively we just aren't disciplined enough to give our opponents the ball for too much of the time.  So after the first fifteen minutes of the game, [...]

14 01, 2017

Controlling the midfield – key for Arsenal today

By |January 14th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

A tricky away one for us today I think. Swansea have been absolutely gash for most of the season, but they always love playing against us and with 'New Manager Syndrome' sure to be percolating through their squad today, we have to be mindful that the players will probably be giving a little bit extra [...]

13 01, 2017

Good ol’ Arsenal, they’re proud to sign those deals

By |January 13th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Hello there fellow Arsenal supporting friend. Happy Friday to you!  It's The Management's Bon Anniversaire today, so I'll be partaking in an evening and a weekend of festivities, before buggering off to St Lucia for 10 days on Tuesday. Lovely jubbly. But to add to that jubbly, we got some other lovely news yesterday, which [...]

12 01, 2017

Lucas Perez: play him, Arsène.

By |January 12th, 2017|analysis, Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, gooners, Gunners|2 Comments

Do you know what I think I'll do today? I think I'll talk a little bit about Lucas Perez. I was going to do something about Big Per and his contract extension and who gets shunted out the door out of all of our centre halves this summer, but I feel like I haven't dedicated [...]

11 01, 2017

(Un)Helpful PR on Bramall? 

By |January 11th, 2017|Arsenal FC, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Wednesday is upon us and I'll be darned if it isn't nearly January reaching its halfway point already. By Sunday we'll have done the first month of the year. In six weeks time, we'll have had our title dreams crushed and half of our squad will be struck down with Lymes disease and six weeks [...]

10 01, 2017

The low-key contracts blog

By |January 10th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Yesterday we found out our fate in the next round of the FA Cup and as the The Totts got their second bye in a row at home to Wymcombe, and Chelski got their usual opportunity to rest players by playing Brentford at home, we have an away trip to Southampton or Norwich. So essentially [...]

9 01, 2017

Özil’s manager smokescreen?

By |January 9th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, contracts, gooners, Gunners, History, Rant|0 Comments

Might be a shorter one than usual from me today, because my journey is somewhat staggered into about four stages, thanks to the wonderful people at RMT and other public transport network unions. I think they're all after velvet cushions for which to place their drivers derrières. That or more money. That's what it's usually [...]

8 01, 2017

Ghosts of Bournemouth expunged with second half Arsenal dominance

By |January 8th, 2017|Arsenal FC, Arsene Wenger, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Review, midfield|0 Comments

Football is so awash with clichés. In the most part it's the media that perpetuates them. Like how there's always a condescending comment about a non-league team and their 'builders, dustmen and dentists' who are going to make history. So from my part, I try to avoid even saying them, because it just annoys me [...]

7 01, 2017

An unknown quantity for Arsenal – both who will start for us and Preston themselves

By |January 7th, 2017|Arsenal, FA Cup, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics|0 Comments

Howdy howdy folks, hope you're all gravy on a Saturday, looking forward to the good ol' FA Cup fixture tonight? I'm rather excited, I have to say, because Preston is a new ground for me and it's also the first away FA Cup tie i think I've been too. I can't really fully remember if [...]