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.
23 03, 2019

Welbeck’s return probably isn’t great news for Suarez

By |2019-03-23T10:21:13+00:00March 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, friendly, injuries, internationals, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I had a few drinks last night and bleurgh, i'm feeling a little worse for wear, i have to tell you. But I wasn't drunk enough to watch England last night and despite the fact they smashed Czech Republic I can't get too excited about a team captained by The Crayon-eating Dribbler up top. Sorry. [...]

22 03, 2019

April will define Unai Emery’s first season at Arsenal

By |2019-03-22T07:01:35+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, friendly, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

With work sending me across the globe in the last 10 days or so it's been difficult mustering the energy to write daily Arsenal ramblings, especially when you're so far behind on news due to the tone zones that by the time you do write something it's rendered a little redundant, so today I'm back [...]

11 03, 2019

Big morale win for Arsenal against United

By |2019-03-11T07:50:12+00:00March 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

I haven't exactly had the time to actually watch the game yet due to work travel commitments, so today's blog is a little bit of a 'helicopter view' of what I think it means to us to have beaten United on our own patch yesterday. It's big. Real big. Potentially season defining big. It is [...]

10 03, 2019

Don’t fall into the United counter attack trap, Arsenal

By |2019-03-10T08:30:42+00:00March 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Frustratingly, because I've got overseas travel with work today, I'll not find out the result of the game until about 7pm tonight. Which isn't exactly helping my nervous disposition when I think about the game in general. This - as well as Rennes at home on Thursday next week - is season defining for Emery [...]

9 03, 2019

Unai needs to lift Arsenal ahead of biggest week off the season

By |2019-03-09T08:23:56+00:00March 9th, 2019|Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Isn't it just the modern day football fan that we're so well informed as to what goes on thanks to an over saturation of news and content, that when the news came out that Monchi was leaving Roma yesterday, a fair few Arsenal fans (myself included) looked at the situation and exclaimed delight that hopefully [...]

7 03, 2019

No rotation at Rennes for Arsenal

By |2019-03-07T08:58:31+00:00March 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Last night we saw the unlikely happen with United and I have to say it made me slightly more nervous for this Sunday's game. I'm glad we're in form and at home but they will be on cloud nine in terms of morale and confidence right now and that word I keep bleating on about [...]

6 03, 2019

Excited about Rennes and rueful over Kolasinac and other rumours

By |2019-03-06T07:42:52+00:00March 6th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, press conference, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning folks. Just 24 hours before we head in to our ongoing European adventure and I'm really looking forward to the game. That's because the team feels like it's got a bit of cohesion about it and although we played away against the Tiny Totts last weekend, that game probably needs to be taken in [...]

5 03, 2019

Arsenal’s away form decides our season

By |2019-03-05T07:10:19+00:00March 5th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Tuesday folks. Just over 48 hours to go until the next edition of The Arsenal is out, with the gents travelling to Rennes for the first of our two legged knockout against the French side. After three games in a week it feels like a bit of a no mans land right now but [...]

4 03, 2019

Momentum with Arsenal, as well as a kit from the past?

By |2019-03-04T08:34:04+00:00March 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks and welcome to a brand new week, a week in which we could go a long way in to defining our first season under Emery, with Rennes in the Europa League and Man United on Sunday. And after the weed feeling of frustration-but-also-pride that many of us are feeling after this weekend in [...]

3 03, 2019

Arsenal have momentum despite frustrating draw at Spurs

By |2019-03-03T09:34:18+00:00March 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Yesterday morning I was pessimistic about our chances of taking any points at all so, given that I was expecting us to take a pounding against the tiny Totts at Wembley, the fact that come 3pm I was disappointed that we hadn't picked up all three points I think needs to be seen as a [...]