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 06, 2019

Is Freddie’s promotion a warning shot to Unai?

By |2019-06-18T08:55:06+01:00June 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, pre season, youth|2 Comments

Morning folks and happy Friday unto thee. We have some news amongst the barren wasteland of post season silence, although as much as many people online wanted it to be some sort of magical work of fiction and Kroenke was leaving the club and throwing his shares out of the plane over the Emirates as [...]

17 06, 2019

Saliba’s potential arrival poses questions for Arsenal now

By |2019-06-17T08:11:34+01:00June 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Transfers, Unai Emery|4 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to another Monday. It's a William Saliba shaped one by the sounds of it and supposedly we are in for him and have finally come to an agreement with his representatives, with just the small matter of St Etienne needing to agree the fee, so in other words the hardest bit [...]

14 06, 2019

Arsenal are lining up transfer ducks for July

By |2019-06-14T08:14:51+01:00June 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Signing relatively unknown goalkeepers, when we should be hard at work getting on board defenders and wingers, you say? That's the Arsenal I know! I had begun to wonder what the new regime would cook up in their first full summer transfer window but it appears that they've dusted off Wenger's old "how I deal [...]

13 06, 2019

Fixtures are out and it’s all about early momentum for The Arsenal

By |2019-06-13T11:38:05+01:00June 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So we know how our season next year is going to pan out fixtures-wise, with the first one of the season away to Newcastle on Sunday 11th August. Then it's a home game against Burnley before Liverpool away and the Tiny Totts at home. Hardly the easiest of starts and certainly isn't a series of [...]

12 06, 2019

Carrasco and Nelson can (and should) be in the same team

By |2019-06-12T08:26:55+01:00June 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Last night as The Management was doing a fitness video I decided to undertake a bit of channel surfing and, upon landing on the sports section on Sky TV, I found a host of international games going on. My general malaise over all things internationals clearly extends beyond the boundaries of the domestic football season, [...]

11 06, 2019

Gooners losing their sh*t over transfers yet?

By |2019-06-11T08:20:50+01:00June 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

Another day and I'm sure there'll be another round of spurious transfer rumours on the cards. We've had Carrasco, the two Sampdoria lads, some guy who used to play for Villa called Veretout, Saliba and Claude Maurice from Lorient. Those stories have had the transfer juiciness squeezed out of them to that little remains from [...]

8 06, 2019

Carrasco adds a bit of excitement; Welbeck was a ‘what could have been’

By |2019-06-08T10:33:34+01:00June 8th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|3 Comments

Another day, another spurious link, with Yannick Carrasco seemingly back on the cards for circa £30million it seems. I've gotta say this is one that would get some fans excited about. He's a Belgium international, showed flashes of brilliance whilst at Atletico Madrid and if it's true that his Chinese overlords will sanction a move [...]

7 06, 2019

Some dudes are linked to Arsenal

By |2019-06-07T10:23:11+01:00June 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Rant, Transfers|0 Comments

And today's latest conversations on the Arsenal transfer speculation pile include: Two lads from Sampdoria A Russian lad who scored against us last season A French kid nobody had heard of this time last year Liam Neeson's character from 'Taken'* *not actual Liam Neeson. The guy from the movie he played in. Last Action Hero [...]

6 06, 2019

Freddie’s promotion: the bridge between youth team and first team?

By |2019-06-06T09:52:28+01:00June 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery, youth|1 Comment

The curse of Chris struck again yesterday it seems, as I listed out all of my reasons why Xhaka would not be leaving, which of course led to a supposed 'cousin' saying "he's off to Inter for €55million". Given that sort of money I'm not surprised that there's a link but I'm still putting it [...]