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 06, 2020

Guendouzi is just one in a long line…

By |2020-06-23T08:04:15+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, injuries, midfield, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

After a defeat that's as shabby as Saturday's one to Brighton, we've had some things that have 'come out in the wash', as they say. Is it me, or are we the only club that this happens to? A couple of year's ago we had Troy Deeney and his 'cojones' statement, we've had Patrice Evra [...]

21 06, 2020

Time for an Arsenal reboot – post match Brighton thoughts

By |2020-06-21T10:07:31+01:00June 21st, 2020|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Rant|4 Comments

Blimey. Where do we even start this morning? What an utter car crash is going on at the club and unfortunately for Mikel, even his driving skills can’t rectify what is a completely broken team. Almost ‘literally’ given that we’ve probably lost Leno for the season - maybe beyond - now. Neil Maupay telling the [...]

20 06, 2020

Arsenal’s beleaguered team must beat the Brighton press

By |2020-06-20T11:19:35+01:00June 20th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Yo peeps, y'all super psyched for another match day? Like London buses, eh? You wait ages for one and then a second rocks up. And with possibly the only up side of this particular period of our football supporting lives, those of us who are in the UK will actually get to WATCH a 3pm [...]

19 06, 2020

Mikel’s Ozil stance is bang on, as is the clubs’ Luiz stand

By |2020-06-19T07:37:51+01:00June 19th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, contracts, Defence, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Morning folks and welcome to the end of another week. It's all gone a bit Pete Tong for me this week because, having had to suffer through the debacle up at City - inspired by our clumsy Brazilian centre half - last night I spilt boiling hot vegetable oil on my fingers, so this morning [...]

18 06, 2020

Luiz loses the plot but Arteta has more problems than that

By |2020-06-18T07:49:50+01:00June 18th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

If you were to tell somebody to write a script that embodied the current Arsenal team, then play out that script in the form of a football match, it would resemble something very similar to what we witnessed last night with the 3-0 defeat at the Etihad. It had all of the component parts: Injuries [...]

17 06, 2020

Man City preview: How will Arteta react to City’s obvious threat?

By |2020-06-17T07:57:31+01:00June 17th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A match day blog. How about that then. I've almost forgotten what one of those looks like. But here we are a mere 12 or so hours away from the resumption of this Premier League season and even though we're playing City, even though we're probably losing tonight, I'm still excited. My expectations have been [...]

16 06, 2020

Arteta’s presser shows us a statesman

By |2020-06-16T07:58:54+01:00June 16th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Hold the phone, we have ourselves a press conference, which means football has never felt closer! And I'm giddy like a little schoolchild. So perhaps I should take some time to hold my hands up and admit that I didn't think I'd feel this excited when the lockdown and postponement was of the Premier League [...]