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.
10 08, 2020

Willian could mean a formation change for Arsenal, but Zaha and Partey might not be in it

By |2020-08-10T08:57:52+01:00August 10th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, contracts, finances, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

Howdy y'all and welcome to another post season Monday, although Mother Nature has seen fit to deliver what feels like holiday weather in the UK, without the holiday to go with it unfortunately. You'll never here me complaining though - I love the warmth and would gladly have it like this every day of the [...]

8 08, 2020

Torreira wants out as Willian and Coutinho are on the horizon

By |2020-08-08T07:47:46+01:00August 8th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|3 Comments

Howdy folks. Right, plenty to talk about today, so let’s get at it, starting with Willian who was apparently ‘done’ on Monday and now we’re obviously just waiting on official confirmation from the club and player and I suspect that might happen tomorrow or Monday depending on the Chelski result in the Champions League tonight [...]

7 08, 2020

The ‘Ainsley or cash’ conundrum Arsenal and Arteta face

By |2020-08-07T08:44:18+01:00August 7th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, finances, Mikel Arteta, Transfers|1 Comment

Morning folks and welcome to another Friday. I was going to say 'Lockdown Friday' but I don't think we're still in Lockdown, are we? I don't know exactly when it changed, it seemed to seep into whatever this hybrid between Lockdown and normality is, but anyway, happy 'Whatever it is' to you and your kin. [...]

6 08, 2020

Arsenal’s redundancies should shed light on our transfers and situation this summer

By |2020-08-06T08:00:45+01:00August 6th, 2020|Arsenal FC, finances, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

I'm feeling a little odd this morning. I still have the joy and happiness of the FA Cup final which isn't quite ready to leave my body and mind just yet, but at the same time I feel a little sad and disappointed, as yesterday the club announced that they have decided to take the [...]

5 08, 2020

Willian rumbles to a conclusion, whilst Magalhaes arrival and Guendouzi exit start to bubble…

By |2020-08-05T08:13:13+01:00August 5th, 2020|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Still drinking it in folks, still drinking it in... The sun is shining a little more brightly, we've had a good four days since the cup win, yet there is still so much delicious content to feast on everywhere. Other bloggers, podcasters, the mainstream media. Heck, I even watched a video of some gobby Spurs [...]

4 08, 2020

I see Willian logic, but I’m not 100% behind it

By |2020-08-04T07:53:28+01:00August 4th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, pre season, premier league|3 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to another post-FA Cup final victory day. It really is rather blissful and I think i'm going to see if I can continue to ride the crest of this particular wave for as long as possible. If it can take me well into the weekend then that'd be just grand. There's [...]

3 08, 2020

The FA Cup win as the positive ‘sliding door’ moment we needed

By |2020-08-03T08:01:04+01:00August 3rd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, FA Cup, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

I spent intermittent moments of yesterday just smiling to myself. If the Cup final of 2019 cut deep and was a wound that took long to heal, this weekend's victory in the FA Cup helped to stitch up some of that wound. It was like the lollipop you got at the doctors when you were [...]

2 08, 2020

Arteta, Auba and Arsenal mastermind an FA Cup win

By |2020-08-02T09:07:24+01:00August 2nd, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, Tactics|0 Comments

This is going to be a fun blog to write today, because The Arsenal, we won the bloody cup! I am a happy man. Last season I felt broken after that Europa League final. It really hit me hard and had knock in effects this season, even affecting my ability to become optimistic and hopeful [...]

1 08, 2020

Nothing silly in the FA Cup Final today, Arsenal

By |2020-08-01T10:39:57+01:00August 1st, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, FA Cup, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta|0 Comments

It’s cup final day and I am a very nervous man. Today’s game isn’t just the last game of the season, it isn’t just about a shiny silver trinket, it is also a financially and footballisticly significant crossroads the club finds itself in. I so desperately want us to win the FA Cup today. But [...]

31 07, 2020

Emi or Bernd? Either way Arsenal should be ruthless this summer

By |2020-07-31T08:56:24+01:00July 31st, 2020|Arsenal, Defence, finances, Mikel Arteta, Transfers|0 Comments

I don't really know in which direction to go with for today's Friday musings. I feel like it's a little to early to go full match preview and start talking about the game tomorrow and, as I've already talked about how I'm feeling and how nervous I am, as well as how many weird nervous [...]

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