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.
15 11, 2019

Players edging for the Arsenal exit

By |2019-11-15T07:41:13+00:00November 15th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Arsenal Transfers, Champions League, finances, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, Unai Emery|4 Comments

It's the international break and although we all needed some time away from the tripe that Arsenal have been serving us up of late, these periods of time are still boring as hell, it has to be said. Step forward Bellerin's agent to spice it up a bit, eh? Or Torreira's people clearly giving briefings [...]

13 11, 2019

Numbers are grim for Arsenal, but reliance of Europa is also grim

By |2019-11-13T07:43:13+00:00November 13th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, gooners, Gunners, Internationals, Unai Emery|0 Comments

It's all expectantly quiet today and with the international break upon us within a day or two, I can understand that, because the Leicester debacle feels like it whipped up yet more anger and frustration and the comms that followed only poured petrol on the proverbial flames. The problem with the international break, however, is [...]

12 11, 2019

Arsenal manager: “So who would you get then?”

By |2019-11-12T07:42:12+00:00November 12th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, History, Ownership and the board, Rant, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning all. That title is the one you'll most hear from those who don't really want to be seen to be somebody who is advocating a change of direction when it comes to a new manager at a football club. We had it under Arsène, although in the latter stages that was dominated by people [...]

11 11, 2019

Arsenal board’s goodwill dwindling because of their Emery support

By |2019-11-11T07:41:17+00:00November 11th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, gooners, Gunners, Ownership and the board, premier league, Unai Emery|1 Comment

Morning all. It's the start of another week, after another shoddy performance from Arsenal this weekend and yesterday after the sh*tshow we were subjected to up at Leicester, what none of us needed was an Ornbomb to scupper any hopes of Unai Emery being displaced. He's a credible source - always has been - and [...]

10 11, 2019

Another uninspiring Arsenal performance at Leicester – is Emery still here?

By |2019-11-10T09:18:16+00:00November 10th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Review, premier league, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Sometimes I feel like I write about Arsenal out of some kind of habitual nature, because if I'm completely honest with you, I really don't feel that motivated to do it this morning. Yet here I am, Sunday morning, tapping away at my iPhone trying to make sense of what is going on at Arsenal [...]

9 11, 2019

A back three’s a brewing away to Leicester

By |2019-11-09T08:42:33+00:00November 9th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Formation, Match Preview, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|2 Comments

It's match day today and the tam will most likely - unless they did last night - be on their way to face an in-form Leicester City side that I don't think many people have us down for victory for the evening. I can totally understand that and to be honest with you I am [...]

8 11, 2019

Torreira to outlast Unai Emery?

By |2019-11-08T10:01:48+00:00November 8th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Formation, gooners, Gunners, injuries, midfield, premier league, Tactics, Unai Emery|1 Comment

As if things can't feel like they seem any more farcical right now, we found out yesterday that Lucas Torreira wants talks with the manager because he is not happen with his current situation or his role in the Arsenal team, which to most of us is a 'well, duh' kind of moment really. That's [...]

7 11, 2019

Boring, boring Arsenal – more dropped points in Portugal

By |2019-11-07T07:31:39+00:00November 7th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Defence, Europa League, Formation, Match Review, midfield, Rant, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

If anybody was expecting anything other than the turgid football we got last night, can you make yourself known to the nearest steward, because you might need some kind of psychological evaluation. Yesterday late afternoon Unai Emery's Arsenal side delivered an utter stinkfest, again, which saw us outplayed by a team who my mother asked [...]

6 11, 2019

A strong team simply must deliver in Portugal today

By |2019-11-06T09:41:42+00:00November 6th, 2019|Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Attack, Europa League, Formation, Match Preview, Tactics, Unai Emery|0 Comments

Today was supposed to be a standard match preview blog ahead of this afternoon's ridiculously early kick off away to Vitoria, but after the news dropped yesterday evening from Unai Emery that Xhaka had been dropped as captain, I guess that probably takes a little bit of the focus off the game itself today. Aubameyang [...]

4 11, 2019

Arsenal must act before Champions League qualification is unsalvageable

By |2019-11-04T07:38:23+00:00November 4th, 2019|Arsenal FC, Arsenal Manager, Europa League, Ownership and the board, Rant, Unai Emery|1 Comment

It's Monday and the Arsenal are now - as we expected - six points off a top four place and looking nowhere near close enough to challenging for Champions League football for next season. Leicester showed just how average Palace are and we find ourselves this morning looking at yet more speculation as yesterday there [...]