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 06, 2020

Man City preview: How will Arteta react to City’s obvious threat?

By |2020-06-17T07:57:31+01:00June 17th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Mikel Arteta, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

A match day blog. How about that then. I've almost forgotten what one of those looks like. But here we are a mere 12 or so hours away from the resumption of this Premier League season and even though we're playing City, even though we're probably losing tonight, I'm still excited. My expectations have been [...]

16 06, 2020

Arteta’s presser shows us a statesman

By |2020-06-16T07:58:54+01:00June 16th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, premier league, press conference|0 Comments

Hold the phone, we have ourselves a press conference, which means football has never felt closer! And I'm giddy like a little schoolchild. So perhaps I should take some time to hold my hands up and admit that I didn't think I'd feel this excited when the lockdown and postponement was of the Premier League [...]

15 06, 2020

What are Auba’s options?

By |2020-06-15T08:11:01+01:00June 15th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, contracts, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

Another Monday in lockdown. But at least this is the last one before we've got football to moan about again. And we've got something else to moan about this morning because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been speaking to French journos about his future and, let's be honest, it doesn't exactly bode well for a bright outcome [...]

14 06, 2020

Clichy’s exit and Arsenal’s incomings (or lack of)

By |2020-06-14T09:19:29+01:00June 14th, 2020|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Transfers, Defence, History, premier league, Transfers|0 Comments

Morning folks, hope you’re well, and that you’ve got a myriad of super exciting things you’re going to do with your Saturday. I will probably make some pizza dough and go for a walk but that’s probably about it for me. I tapped into my five litre keg on Friday and by 8pm yesterday it [...]

12 06, 2020

Soares’ absence from Arsenal should raise questions about those running the club

By |2020-06-12T09:37:38+01:00June 12th, 2020|contracts, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board|0 Comments

Morning folks and happy Friday! In some ways it's potentially the best day of the week - all the promise of the weekend lies ahead of you and we are on a downward slope hurtling towards the restart and some Arsenal action on Wednesday. And we're bringing a new podcast to you as well, as [...]

11 06, 2020

Don’t lose your sh*t over a friendly fitness exercise defeat to Brentford

By |2020-06-11T08:06:19+01:00June 11th, 2020|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, friendly, Match Review, Mikel Arteta, premier league|0 Comments

So it turns out there was a bit of football played again yesterday, as we entertained Brentford at an empty Emirates bowl and unfortunately lost 3-2, with the Bees bagging a goal in the last couple of minutes to see off the game. It was all a bit cloak and dagger until the last minute, [...]

10 06, 2020

Talking horrible Arsenal kits and ‘what might have been’ with Vermaelen and Eduardo

By |2020-06-10T09:02:36+01:00June 10th, 2020|Arsenal FC, History, injuries|0 Comments

Morning folks, happy 'middle of the week' day. I don't like it when people call if 'hump' day - makes me think there's some sort of orgy on a school night. Most unacceptable. What's also probably unacceptable is those leaked Arsenal kits. The home one I can just about tolerate, but the away and third [...]

9 06, 2020

High hopes for Nicolas Pepe

By |2020-06-09T08:10:18+01:00June 9th, 2020|Arsenal FC|0 Comments

Sigh...it's all still just transfer speculation at the moment. I feel like the closer we get to the start of the Premier League restart, the further it appears and whereas this time last week I was like "huh, nearly two week's and then there's some football on", now I'm a bit like "gimmie! gimmie! GIMMIE!" [...]