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.
3 11, 2019

Another boring game. Pull the trigger on Emery, Arsenal, please.

By |2019-11-03T08:36:08+00:00November 3rd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

How many of us are surprised with the performance yesterday? I bet there are few. Unai Emery and his team absolutely 100% needed a win and after scoring a goal in the first half and weathering a storm from Wolves, it looked like we were trying to hold out for a one-niller, but the deserved [...]

2 11, 2019

Changes afoot for Unai, as Wolves come to town

By |2019-11-02T10:08:38+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning campers, how's everyone doing on this wet and drizzly day (well, for Londoners, anyway)? Are we all feeling excited and expectant that Arsenal will pick up three points on our first three o'clock kick off of the season? No, me neither, but i'll always have my hope. I'll always have my desire for Arsenal [...]

1 11, 2019

Xhaka playing on Saturday? Dammed if he do or don’t because of Emery

By |2019-11-01T07:18:09+00:00November 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Ahh the rain. And down she came. Like a metaphorical message relating to what's happening at Arsenal right now. Not in form, not playing well, captain feels like he's been given a rough ride from a few idiots. Still, at least Unai Emery will bowl in to the press conference today, will tell everyone that [...]

31 10, 2019

Özil dictates, Martinelli excites, Emery bemuses us all – Liverpool away

By |2019-10-31T07:32:23+00:00October 31st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Review, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

How the hell do les one even begin to try to make sense of that madness last night? Utterly bonkers. Crazy. On both teams part. But, sadly, it's once again Arsenal who fall short and once again it's the manager who has a few questions to answer. Thankfully he answered the Mesut Özil question relatively [...]

30 10, 2019

Emery dodges again, as rotation is on the cards at Anfield

By |2019-10-30T07:51:13+00:00October 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, League Cup, Match Preview, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Another game day this evening, this time in the League Cup, but forgive me if I'm not too optimistic about the game tonight. It's at Anfield, we seem to be on our knees as a club, we've got a captain who has gone radio silent and a manager who won't actually show any leadership and [...]

29 10, 2019

The Xhaka situation shows a spineless side to Emery

By |2019-10-29T07:43:14+00:00October 29th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's Tuesday morning and as I speak there has been no statement from Granit Xhaka it his 'people', after his public display of displeasure at The Arsenal fans on Sunday, with plenty of people coming out and declaring that they want him to front up and say 'sorry' for his outburst. Last night we spoke [...]

28 10, 2019

Poor performances all round becoming the norm – Palace profit

By |2019-10-28T08:02:18+00:00October 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So much to talk about this morning! Unfortunately, very little is positive, so whilst I'm not sure I'll get through everything in this tube journey on my way to work, I'll give it my best shot. The performanceWas turgid. Again. We got ourselves into a commanding position with two goals in the first ten minutes [...]

27 10, 2019

Fearing Crystal Palace at home – what have we become?

By |2019-10-27T08:07:34+00:00October 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I wouldn't say that I'm confident ahead of Arsenal matches at the Emirates. There's always usually the butterflies and when I get into the ground the excitement builds. But I'm never overly confident. But a game like Crystal Palace at home used to be one of those where I'd be thinking "of course we can [...]

26 10, 2019

So who is going to be Arsenal’s number 10, then?

By |2019-10-26T09:46:09+00:00October 26th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, midfield, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Bloody hell Leicester, that's one way to put ten men to the sword, eh? Last night their battering of Southampton felt in very stark contrast to the two pretty terrible football match that our players have delivered in the last week. It was ruthless, free-flowing and an example of a manager who has given his [...]

25 10, 2019

Pepe is Unai’s latest ‘get out of jail free’ card against Vitoria SC

By |2019-10-25T07:47:36+00:00October 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

I bet that when Unai Emery plays Monopoly with his family back home, he has a little tamper with the 'Chance' cards before they get started, because based on last night's performance against Vitoria Sporting Clube, he's a guy that loves to ride his luck. And it rides him back. As suspected he named a [...]