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.
4 09, 2019

Nacho’s sad admission; international football’s confidence concerns

By |2019-09-04T07:51:37+01:00September 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, friendly, gooners, Gunners, injuries, Internationals|0 Comments

Nacho Monreal leaving us to go back to Spain was greeted with a lot more respect and acceptance than the poor way in which Laurent Koscielny left the club earlier in the transfer window. It was seen that he'd been professional right up until the last and whilst that certainly appears to be the case, [...]

3 09, 2019

Mkhitarayn’s exit spells opportunities for youth

By |2019-09-03T09:13:01+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Arsenal Transfers, Attack, Transfers, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well I have to say well played to Raul Sanllehi once again because even though we all thought our business was done for the season both in and out, he pulled out another little surprise with the agreement that Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now a Roma player following a deadline day move. It's a move that, [...]

2 09, 2019

Sokratis and Xhaka cost Arsenal three North London Derby points

By |2019-09-02T08:13:00+01:00September 2nd, 2019|Arsenal FC, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, midfield, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

The morning after the afternoon before. It's post-North London Derby day and whilst a draw at home against them isn't in itself the worst result in the world, we're probably all wondering "what could have been" had we had some senior players in our team who kept their heads screwed on properly yesterday. We all [...]

31 08, 2019

NLD nerves kicking in as Nacho departs

By |2019-08-31T09:28:35+01:00August 31st, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Blimey I'm tired. Plus I have a banging headache. I'm sat in a park in Manchester at 9am and my only friend right now is fresh air. It's a good friend to be honest. I will say this though; the thought of the impending North London Derby isn't helping my current situation. The fixture gives [...]

30 08, 2019

Emery’s NLD dilemmas: Monreal, front three and tactical set up

By |2019-08-30T07:31:18+01:00August 30th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, press conference, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Unai's pre match presser had a wee bit of unexpected positive news yesterday, as it seems that Holding, Bellerin and Tierney might just be all back in to full training after the international break. Of course they're likely to not be ready for first team action for a few weeks, but it looks like Holding [...]

28 08, 2019

Alexis’ failure is delicious; Unai’s success is needed

By |2019-08-28T07:49:01+01:00August 28th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, gooners, Gunners, premier league, Unai Emery, youth|0 Comments

Well if ever there was a failed move between two top clubs it was that of Alexis Sanchez who, in chasing the megabucks, finds himself an unwanted man and about to be shipped to the barren wasteland known as Serie A. A tenth month loan deal in which United have to shell out £6million during [...]

27 08, 2019

I question the timing of Monreal’s Arsenal exit

By |2019-08-27T11:01:42+01:00August 27th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league, Tactics, Transfers, Unai Emery|0 Comments

I get that Nacho Monreal is of an age where his stock is falling somewhat. I understand that we've see. A decline in his levels of reliability that we have had for so many years. It's why the club went out and got Kieran Tierney and had the Scot not been injured having recently had [...]

25 08, 2019

Luiz’s idiocy makes matters worse at Anfield

By |2019-08-25T07:34:53+01:00August 25th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Review, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

When we signed David Luiz from Chelski I think most of us immediately thought about his marauding ways, or his long ball distribution, I know I certainly did. But yesterday's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool brought back the other, more frustrating part to his game, which is the mindless stupidity that he sometimes delivers. Firstly the [...]

24 08, 2019

Is it time for Pepe at Anfield today?

By |2019-08-24T08:32:07+01:00August 24th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Morning all and welcome to another match day, probably the hardest of the season I think, because Liverpool are certainly one of the best two teams in the league. A 5.30pm kick off for our boys means we have to do a bit of waiting before we find out our fate but such is the [...]