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.
17 05, 2019

Are we Arsenal fans too overconfident ahead of the Europa League final?

By |2019-05-17T10:51:05+01:00May 17th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, History, Unai Emery|2 Comments

Happy Friday to you and your kin. With nowt on for at least another week and a half the speculation machine appears to be gathering momentum and already people are losing their sh*t because Club A is linked to Player B and for some Eason we aren't in the running. But to be honest with [...]

16 05, 2019

Who should we get for £40million?

By |2019-05-16T07:49:12+01:00May 16th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, finances, gooners, Gunners, Transfers, Unai Emery|2 Comments

With the possibility looking that there's a paltry budget for Unai and the transfer team to play with, I thought I'd have a little think about who we could potentially get for the little amount of cash we're willing to part with this summer. That transfer kitty won't stretch very far as we all know, [...]

15 05, 2019

Stan and Ivan could have driven Arsenal into mediocrity

By |2019-05-15T08:04:40+01:00May 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Europa League, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Rant, Transfers|9 Comments

It's that time of the year again: David Ornstein's time. The BBC journalist's click through rate goes through the roof during transfer crazy season and it sounds like he's been wheeled out again, from some of the rumblings I've heard, not many of them good. I don't have any links because I think what he [...]

14 05, 2019

Unai to get it right tactically in another big game?

By |2019-05-14T11:32:20+01:00May 14th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's a bit of a weird time right now. I'm fighting hard to resist the urge to start having a bit of a deconstruction of this season because it all feels like it's swinging on the pendulum of the Europa League cup final. Win it and we have ourselves a trophy, a spot in the [...]

13 05, 2019

Auba’s day as we sign off with win at Burnley

By |2019-05-13T07:35:41+01:00May 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Match Review, premier league|0 Comments

Well that's that then. We finally bring an end to this domestic season and whilst I'm not as glad to see the back of it as last year, it's not really ended the way I'd have hoped. In fact, the last few weeks have been pretty turgid domestically and whilst we still have an outside [...]

11 05, 2019

The most ‘Meh’ weekend in Arsenal’s recent history?

By |2019-05-11T08:59:34+01:00May 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Europa League, premier league, Rant|0 Comments

I'm off to Germany this weekend, currently urging in a London airport, waiting for my three hour-delayed flight to get here and I'll be honest with you I really couldn't be bothered to even start today's Arsenal thinking's. Yet here I am, typing away, with possibly one of the most 'meh' Premier League weekend's I [...]

9 05, 2019

Arsenal need an away goal and no defensive brain farts against Valencia

By |2019-05-09T07:25:06+01:00May 9th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I hope that this morning when you woke up you hugged your children a little bit tighter than you usually do. Because unless Arsenal progress this evening against a Valencia side who fancy their chances up against our awful defence, then we're in a whole world of trouble, of biblical proportions. Last night's result means [...]

8 05, 2019

Arsenal’s lack of athleticism causing this slump?

By |2019-05-08T07:43:21+01:00May 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Ownership and the board, premier league, Rant, Unai Emery|3 Comments

Looks like it's time to start booking in those caves in remote far-flung destinations of the word because if the Totts beat Ajax to the final tonight then it won't be a final I'll be wanting to watch or know the result of. I'm already on a personal social media lockdown after last night's capitulation [...]

7 05, 2019

Much Edu about nothing?

By |2019-05-07T10:33:55+01:00May 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

So it appears as though we have Edu who might be joining us in the much publicised Technical Director role at Arsenal. Perhaps I'm a bit naive here but I thought he didn't want the job because he'd be too far from his family? If that's the case then heading over to Europe is hardly [...]