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.
21 10, 2019

Grinding out a difficult result against Sheffield United – what we hope is in store for The Arsenal

By |2019-10-21T07:54:39+01:00October 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Finally, match day is upon us, having had to wait what feels like an eternity for The Arsenal to arrive after a particularly draggy international break. It's a trip up to Sheffield United and for those of you with memories long enough, that 2006 defeat at Bramall Lane will probably feel a little fresher than [...]

20 10, 2019

VAR – pointless and run by the same incompetent refs we’ve seen for years

By |2019-10-20T11:03:24+01:00October 20th, 2019|Arsenal, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I watched Match of the Day last night and despite rarely agreeing with Alan Shearer, I couldn't help but thoroughly nod my head in agreement with his utter disdain at the decision making for the Watford v Totts game, because once again this season VAR wasn't used properly and the whole world could see just [...]

19 10, 2019

Luiz sentiment is appreciated, but the reality is very different for Arsenal’s title bid

By |2019-10-19T10:31:49+01:00October 19th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A Saturday welcome I bid you my friends. Sadly it's one without The Arsenal but I guess it is what it is and we have to contend ourselves with a weekend of supporting every other team that our rivals play. So it's Newcastle and Watford that we'll be hoping to do something special today. And [...]

18 10, 2019

Returning player boost, plus one to come out from the cold?

By |2019-10-18T07:47:35+01:00October 18th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

WE HAVE SOME ARSENAL FIRST TEAM CONTENT PEOPLE!! Thank frigg for that, because that last international break was really getting on my wick. You know how sometimes these breaks can go quite quickly? No, me either, because that one get long. Probably longer than the others. It was maddening. But Unai did his "Good afternoon" [...]

17 10, 2019

Özil comes out fighting, which is what we all need, but now on the pitch

By |2019-10-17T09:38:22+01:00October 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Apparently there was a 'behind-closed-doors' friendly that took place either yesterday or the day before, in which both Bellerin and Özil played, prepping them fitness-wise for upcoming games. I often wonder how they come about you know. Does Unai drop a note to another Premier League Manager and ask them if he wants to come [...]

16 10, 2019

Golden ‘Meh’ for Guendouzi; Nketiah’s trajectory needs close attention

By |2019-10-16T07:06:15+01:00October 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, internationals, Rant, youth|0 Comments

Effin insomnia. Screw you and screw you again. Jet-lag infused nastiness has meant I've been up since 3am this morning and I've got a long ol' day in the office followed by an evening black tie do. I don't think they make a caffeine-based drink strong enough to be honest. Still, it can't be worse [...]

3 10, 2019

Let the youth give us some fun against Liege

By |2019-10-03T14:52:26+01:00October 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Given that it's matchday and the Management is still sound asleep in the bedroom, I thought I'd pop some pre-game thoughts from Memphis, as I haven't really been doing much on here of late. I blame the fried food. It's addled my brain and thinking processes. And I've had a lot of fried food. And [...]

30 09, 2019

Are Arsenal going to ‘Arsenal’ it in Manchester tonight?

By |2019-09-30T13:00:51+01:00September 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy from a Gooner Stateside with jet leg. I don't get it - I thought that was only supposed to happen going East, not the other way around, so I'm finding myself beat by 10.30pm and up at 5.30pm at the moment, which is not how I plan on spending my holiday in a place [...]