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.
8 01, 2019

Carrasco a no-go and United at home is so-so

By | 2019-01-08T11:33:48+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, FA Cup, finances, History, Rant, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So it's an FA Cup home tie against United that we have to face in the next round of the FA Cup. I guess the best way to ensure you have an easier cup final is to beat them along the way, eh? ;-) On a serious note, how are Liverpool fans going to explain [...]

7 01, 2019

Who cares about ‘legend’? Eddie needs a goal

By | 2019-01-07T07:37:59+00:00 January 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, History, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Hello there friends. I hope you are having a lovely Monday and I hope that you're not too bent out of shape about the whole 'Fabregas: legend or no?' Debate that I've seen raging online in recent days. Can I admit something to you: I don't really care if I'm honest. In the whole 'legend' [...]

6 01, 2019

Job done with minimal fuss for Arsenal in Blackpool

By | 2019-01-06T10:21:10+00:00 January 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday all - hope you are enjoying your Sunday after Arsenal's safe passage to the fourth round? I am waking up to a sea view in Lytham St Anne's following the 3-0 victory over Blackpool and having gone to the game with The Management and thoroughly frozen ourselves by the end of the night, [...]

5 01, 2019

Blackpool beckons for The Arsenal, so does Suarez

By | 2019-01-05T08:45:40+00:00 January 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, press conference, Tactics, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all. Hope you're all feeling good on the Saturday? I'm off on an away day journey to the North West to see a bit of the mighty Arsenal take on the Tangerines Blackpool in my first trip to Bloomfield Road. And I must say I'm massively looking forward to it. A couple of seasons [...]

3 01, 2019

Pepe, Cahill and Under, but Unai must work with what he’s got

By | 2019-01-03T07:20:54+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, contracts, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning all and welcome to the most murkiest time of the year - the January transfer window. It's a time in which rumours are rife and agents get paid and let's be honest although we all like shiny and new things it's a time in which people get a little bit more tightly wound, are [...]

2 01, 2019

Score line flatters against Fulham, but job ultimately done

By | 2019-01-02T07:41:25+00:00 January 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to 2019. As always the start of the new year brings with it hope and promise for a special year ahead and as Arsenal fans we'd probably look at 2018 as one we'd like to put behind us too. Let's be honest, 2018 wasn't an amazing one for us. We saw [...]

30 12, 2018

Abject Arsenal embarrass themselves at Liverpool

By | 2018-12-30T09:53:26+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

It's hard to really find the words to describe what went on yesterday at Anfield. Adjectives like appalling, farcical, embarrassing, all spring to mind first and foremost, but even they don't feel like they really explain the performance of the excuses for footballers that took to the pitch in a mint green Arsenal kit last [...]

29 12, 2018

Trying to make a case for Arsenal away to Liverpool

By | 2018-12-29T10:02:53+00:00 December 29th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy all. Hope the Christmas cheer is still going strong in the family and you're enjoying the festive period. All except the football that is. I mean who could watch Match of the Day when Arsenal are messing up away from home but Liverpool, the Tiny Totts, Chelski and United were all picking up wins? [...]

28 12, 2018

Brighton showed we’re creaking; new blood needed

By | 2018-12-28T10:32:14+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Was travelling yesterday so I didn't really have much time to compile thoughts on the Brighton game but really, how many people want to read about the dross that we were served up on the south coast though? It was pretty turgid stuff throughout and even though we drew with Brighton, it felt [...]

26 12, 2018

Rotation of the front three is the only question Emery has against Brighton

By | 2018-12-26T10:32:31+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, injuries, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks. Happy Boxing Day and also more importantly happy match day! This is a big one today because this Arsenal team is creaking under the weight of injuries and with a possible eight players missing from the first team, we're at a time in the season when the games come thick and fast and [...]