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.
8 07, 2019

Lack of incoming and outgoing at Arsenal is now becoming an issue

By |2019-07-08T10:47:03+01:00July 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, pre season, Transfers|0 Comments

Happy Monday folks. Hope you're all keeping your sh*t together despite the fact that we are heading off for the first pre season tour of the summer and there are still no significant incomings for us all to get excited about. I tweeted something about three weeks ago saying "chill out people, plenty of time [...]

7 07, 2019

Iwobi centrally? Koscielny offski? Who’s impressed at Borehamwood?

By |2019-07-07T10:31:55+01:00July 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, pre season, soccer, Transfers|0 Comments

Been heading out for some sun, sea and plenty of white wine Douro so haven't been able to blog as much over the last few days, but given that there seems to have been the square root of bigger all happening with The Arsenal I guess I haven't really missed much. I saw Iwobi got [...]

3 07, 2019

Martinelli wants a Ronaldo career trajectory – we could do with that!

By |2019-07-03T08:08:57+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers|0 Comments

We have our first signing of the summer! Hazaar! Gabriel Martinelli joins us from Ituano and hopefully it's not the 'Petr Cech solo summer signing' of a few years back, but it is still good to see a new face in at the club. A new face who models himself on Cristiano Ronaldo and if [...]

2 07, 2019

Players plus cash for Wilf won’t work

By |2019-07-02T09:15:32+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, pre season|0 Comments

So it seems that Wilf Zaha IS in fact the man who Arsenal are getting quite hot for at the moment and as news broke yesterday afternoon that the club had already made a £40million bid, the online chatter went crazy as you'd expect. The thing is, and this is a BIG thing for me, [...]

1 07, 2019

An ace kit launches – can we have an ace team and ownership to go with it?

By |2019-07-01T09:30:07+01:00July 1st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Ownership and the board, Rant|0 Comments

So we all know that today is the launch of the new Arsenal home kit and with Adidas back in the saddle, it'll be infinitely better than what Puma served us up, because they set a pretty low bar it has to be said. We also know this of course because of the countless leaks [...]

29 06, 2019

Zaha to Arsenal: Something’s gotta give

By |2019-06-29T08:20:36+01:00June 29th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Morning all. An utter scorcher in London today means i'll be basking myself all afternoon in a garden in Hertfordshire today methinks, as my Pa rustles me up some piri-piri chicken and maybe a sausage or two. I wonder what Wilfred haha is doing? If you believe the press he's probably phoning up Roy Hodgson [...]

27 06, 2019

Torreira news is positive, but we need a young Prince waiting behind him

By |2019-06-27T08:53:29+01:00June 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, midfield, pre season, sven mislintat, Tactics, Unai Emery, youth|1 Comment

So we've all been Ornsteined after he did his bit to whip up the Arsenal fan base yesterday by giving a lowdown on Arsenal's dealings this summer and whilst it included a little on the potential 'incomings' it was the speculated 'outgoings' that had me happier after I'd read what he had to say. Firstly [...]

26 06, 2019

Osei-Tutu, ESR, Nelson and Saliba – why Arsenal have to get all of their futures right

By |2019-06-26T08:13:38+01:00June 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

So we have the first young player confirmed outgoing in Jordi Oseu-Tutu and, at 20 years of age and not really got near a regular starting place in the first team, I'm not too surprised. I won't pretend to be an expert on the youth team and I simply don't watch enough, but this feels [...]

26 06, 2019

Three challenges on the horizon for Unai Emery

By |2019-06-25T12:39:33+01:00June 26th, 2019|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

With the Premier League season over and a long summer ahead, there is not much that Arsenal fans can look forward to. July friendlies are still very far away and even when they start they provide no substitute for the excitement and quality of competitive football. However, there are alternatives for worried Gunners. One way [...]

25 06, 2019

Bielik can walk the same path as Nelson, but Nelson needs to be backed first

By |2019-06-25T07:33:21+01:00June 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Defence, Transfers, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

I don't really know what to make of all the Lucas Torreira nonsense, so instead I think I'll ignore it, because until we hear from more credible sources about the potential move, or until we hear about credible offers (a two year loan deal and €38million fee at the end is, frankly, an abomination of [...]