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.
19 08, 2019

Is the Arsenal squad getting more balance about it?

By |2019-08-19T07:58:06+01:00August 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Welcome to another Monday folks. I watched yesterday's game between Chelski and Leicester and although I found myself chuckling in to my lamb shank I'd prepared for evening meal, upon reflection I shouldn't have been chuckling as hearty, because Leicester are no mugs and they'll pick up plenty of points this season. They play decent [...]

18 08, 2019

Ceballos and Willock impress as we get 3 points against a physical Burnley

By |2019-08-19T07:58:52+01:00August 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well, that was an interesting lunchtime spent yesterday afternoon, wasn't it? Actually, probably not, because like Arsenal like to do I chipped off most of the fingernails I had with my teeth in the last ten minutes or so. It's not that we were massively troubled and it's not like Burnley were overly quality, but [...]

17 08, 2019

Questions in defence and midfield, loads of options up top for The Arsenal against Burnley

By |2019-08-17T10:37:09+01:00August 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

This feels like the proper start to the season for me today. I picked up a fresh set of home and away kits and will be rocking my beautiful red and white Adidas Arsenal shirt in the ground today for the first game of the season. I'm right back there. Right back to the obsession [...]

16 08, 2019

Emery’s new signing selection dilemma

By |2019-08-16T07:39:57+01:00August 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Friday all. I have a slightly sore head, what with Thursday being the new Friday and my working running a 'welcome to the company' drinks for all of the new people that have recently joined the business (of which I am one). It's great fun, is midweek drinking, until you wake up the next [...]

15 08, 2019

Iwobi needed a reboot, we need a new captain

By |2019-08-15T07:47:43+01:00August 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Alex Iwobi opens up and tells Sky Sports that he's always been seen as the youngster and now wants to set his own agenda. Fair play to him I see and having experienced something similar in my working life I can kind of understand why he might want to try something else. I worked for [...]

14 08, 2019

Joining the super agents bus – both in selling & buying

By |2019-08-14T09:04:13+01:00August 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning friends. Football friends. Compatriots who share the same love as me: lovers of The Arsenal. It's midweek and we still might have three days to go until football returns, but the stories keep dropping relating to The Arsenal or, in this case relating to Jeff Reine-Adelaide. He should be netting Arsenal just under €3million [...]

13 08, 2019

Can Chambers replicate Holding from last season?

By |2019-08-13T07:43:20+01:00August 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

We're only one week in to the new season and after a decent enough defensive display against Newcastle (even if we were relatively untroubled) thoughts are immediately turning to Burnley at the weekend. But, more importantly, who plays against Burnley at the heart of our defence, because I'd make it a little more difficult to [...]

12 08, 2019

Job done for young Arsenal side at Newcastle

By |2019-08-12T07:53:15+01:00August 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

I know there Will be those out there saying "it's only Newcastle" and given that Newcastle are in a bit of turmoil themselves I know it was hardly the most difficult of starts for us to kick off our campaign yesterday afternoon in the north east, but I was delighted with yesterday's win in so [...]

11 08, 2019

Stop the Newcastle long ball supply line today, Arsenal

By |2019-08-10T08:50:02+01:00August 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's the first game day of the season and like I said yesterday, despite feeling like I'm done with football in May, here we are in August and I'm right back in the game. An away trip to Newcastle it is for our lads and with the new signings probably not all 100% ready, I [...]

10 08, 2019

Familiar faces at Newcastle tomorrow for Arsenal

By |2019-08-10T08:16:22+01:00August 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, injuries, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Happy Saturday folks and welcome to the start of the new season. Even though Arsenal don't play until tomorrow I'm still happy it's here and after feeling like I could go a good six months without any football after the travesty that was the Europa League final, here I am, back again and raring to [...]