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.
18 01, 2020

We’re beating Sheffield United today. I feel it.

By |2020-01-18T09:33:16+00:00January 18th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

I don't know why but I have an unusually positive feeling about today's game. I'm not usually the positive one and when we do the radio on Monday night's on LoveSport I'm usually the one to pour cold water on our chances of victory, but for some reason, I just 'feel' like we're going to [...]

17 01, 2020

Kurzawa potential signing shows importance of overlapping full backs for Arteta

By |2020-01-17T07:57:14+00:00January 17th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning folks. Looks like we're in for a left back then. An injury prone left back. A left back who has not been getting in to the PSG team and with whom the home fans are supposedly happy to see the back of. Doesn't exactly want the cockles of your heart, does it? The fact [...]

16 01, 2020

More injury questions for Arteta and Arsenal

By |2020-01-16T07:43:22+00:00January 16th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, injuries, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

You've got to love our collective optimism as Arsenal fans, followed by the 'edge of a cliff' melancholy, that comes as a result of Arsenal doing something slightly differently and out of the norm with the usual regime. I am, of course, talking about the press conference that took place yesterday. Arsenal's pre-game pressers are [...]

15 01, 2020

Usmanov’s Everton investment casts more shadows on KSE

By |2020-01-15T07:51:05+00:00January 15th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Champions League, Europa League, History, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, Rant|6 Comments

I guess you can't really call it Arsenal news, but given that Alisher Usmanov was a shareholder at Arsenal until recently, it has a bit of Arsenal related to it, and certainly I think it has implications for the Premier League. Because Everton confirmed last night that Usmanov has invested £30million in naming rights for [...]

14 01, 2020

Lacazette needs to fix up and Arsenal need European football

By |2020-01-14T07:39:48+00:00January 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, finances, Mikel Arteta, Ownership and the board, premier league|0 Comments

So Dinos has now been confirmed as heading out the door on loan to Germany and the next question is when Eddie will be sent out on loan. I said my peace on that yesterday so I won't dwell on what happens in the next few weeks, but I'd be surprised if he's not even [...]

13 01, 2020

Auba missing gives a dry run for next season’s Arsenal

By |2020-01-14T07:11:31+00:00January 13th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence|1 Comment

So I see plenty of noise about Sergio Aguero and his scoring record on my Twitter timeline at the moment. The man has just surpassed Thierry Henry in terms of Premier League goals to become the highest overseas goal scorer. Quite a feat indeed and he deserves the praise being afforded to him. But don't [...]

12 01, 2020

Should Arsenal be happy with a point in mitigating circumstances?

By |2020-01-12T09:44:48+00:00January 12th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Morning from a bright but cold Belfast. It's a weekend away for the wife's birthday and so yesterday's lunchtime kick off and the fact we were out and about meant I didn't actually get to watch the game in full yesterday, but I followed what was happening and saw a few of the key moments [...]

11 01, 2020

Arsenal need to be compact between the lines to beat Crystal Palace

By |2020-01-11T08:51:51+00:00January 11th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Morning folks from a relatively wet Belfast, in which I'm treating The Management to a birthday weekend away to see the giant's causeway. It means I'm not sure if I'll get time to watch The Arsenal but I'll have to see if I can find a pub to watch it in at some stage I'm [...]

10 01, 2020

I believe Arteta and his ‘like a new signing’ rhetoric

By |2020-01-10T09:57:23+00:00January 10th, 2020|Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|2 Comments

Morning folks - happy Friday n'all that jazz. Right, let's get down to it, because it was press conference Thursday yesterday and he addressed the assembled media. The good news is that the first thing he said was that he's given a few more ideas to the players following a first full week of training [...]

9 01, 2020

Irrational plotting on Arsenal’s top four hopes

By |2020-01-09T07:36:53+00:00January 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I find it a little bit weird that even though we are mid-table fodder right now, I still look at those teams towards the top of the league and think "good" when things go against them, as if their misfortune might in some way benefit us. So the fact that Leicester City drew at home [...]