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.
2 03, 2019

Arsenal need to minimise the space on the flanks against Tottenham today

By |2019-03-02T09:36:13+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, History, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Here we are then. Derby day. The away leg of it and the one Premier League game of the season I hate the most. It doesn't help that we've only won one in 16 and with those numbers it feels like today is going to be an uphill struggle against the Tiny Totts. I get [...]

1 03, 2019

At least Arsenal have form and at least we’re still in the hunt

By |2019-03-01T09:29:15+00:00March 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Champions League, gooners, Gunners, History, premier league, press conference, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Well here we go folks. It's the countdown to the North London Derby and that will start with a press conference from Unai Emery at some stage today no doubt. Mercifully at least we have a bit of form going in to this one. I know "it all goes out the window" for the NLDs [...]

28 02, 2019

Arsenal delivering swagger against Bournemouth ahead of NLD

By |2019-02-28T20:18:07+00:00February 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

That's more like it Arsenal! Much more enjoyable an evening at The Emirates. And I'm thankful that given it's the last time I rock up in North London for a whole month due to work comments, FA Cup weekends and a plethora of away games, I got to see Arsenal strong together two decent halves [...]

27 02, 2019

Arsenal need to press high, force errors in Bournemouth

By |2019-02-27T10:19:47+00:00February 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics|0 Comments

Midweek match days. I love 'em. Not least because it gives you something to look forward to after the monotony of a day at the office. Not that I don't like my job - I actually find it quite rewarding - but if you gave me the choice of not doing it and sitting at [...]

26 02, 2019

Is Monchi all that for Arsenal?

By |2019-02-26T06:58:18+00:00February 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league, sven mislintat, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today's blog starts off with a nod to a career that should have been, after Abou Diaby officially retired from football at just 32 years of age. In nine years at Arsenal he showed us mere fleeting glances of what could have been a fantastic career that was cut short by a malicious 'leave one [...]

25 02, 2019

‘One half Arsenal’ strikes again against Southampton

By |2019-02-25T07:20:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Perhaps we're a little too greedy as Arsenal fans. Perhaps we want too much? Because after yesterday's victory over Southampton, which saw us tiptoe into the top four after United's draw, I found myself wishing that we could play like we did in the first half but in the second as well. And I wasn't [...]

24 02, 2019

Go attacking again against the Saints, Unai

By |2019-02-24T08:47:12+00:00February 24th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Howdy folks. Match day. Best day of the week. Well, usually is, especially when it's a home game and usually I'm off to The Arsenal but this week I have a family event that prevents me from going. I'm not bitter. Much. It's a religious thing as well so I'm hoping that my sacrifice that [...]

23 02, 2019

Rennes will be a new challenge, hopefully with Özil a bit more involved

By |2019-02-22T20:55:22+00:00February 23rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Formation, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So our reward for the huffing and puffing against BATE Borisov is a couple of games against Rennes of Ligue Un and I think on the face of it, none of us can be too sad about that, because on paper I suppose they are one of the weaker teams. The thing is though, we [...]

22 02, 2019

Couple of wobbles, but routine result in the end for The Arsenal

By |2019-02-21T20:16:00+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I guess it all worked out in the end. So we can be pleased we're still in the hat. But my word we don't half have to huff and puff to get results at the moment. After the debacle that was the away first leg to BATE, one could forgive us Arsenal fans for feeling [...]

21 02, 2019

Movement and technical vision: how Arsenal beat BATE

By |2019-02-21T06:46:16+00:00February 21st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

For a team that has spent most of the season not turning up for one half of a game - usually the first half - tonight's match against BATE Borisov feels like it needs one heck of a first half Arsenal performance to stop the nerves of cup competition knockout to set in. It seems [...]