Suburban Gooners

  • Tierney May be coming, but Kroenke will change Arsenal for the worse, so does it matter?
    So yesterday’s bit of fluff that everyone was getting a little hard over was the possibility of Kieran Tierney possibly joining us from Celtic. As usual there is little other than journalistic licence on certain ‘angles’ for us to go on; he’s been watched by Arsenal for ages and since ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-20By Bendtnersbettercousin
    12 hours ago
  • The hypocrisy of the #EmeryOutBrigade
    Morning all. Hope you’re feeling marvellous. Or as marvellous as you can do on a Wednesday morning. Today I’ve been thinking about Unai Emery, as well as the divisive nature of the Arsenal fan base. But also, the hypocrisy of some of us, and there is severe levels of it. ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-19By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 days ago
  • Is Freddie’s promotion a warning shot to Unai?
    Morning folks and happy Friday unto thee. We have some news amongst the barren wasteland of post season silence, although as much as many people online wanted it to be some sort of magical work of fiction and Kroenke was leaving the club and throwing his shares out of the ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-18By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 days ago
  • Saliba’s potential arrival poses questions for Arsenal now
    Morning folks and welcome to another Monday. It’s a William Saliba shaped one by the sounds of it and supposedly we are in for him and have finally come to an agreement with his representatives, with just the small matter of St Etienne needing to agree the fee, so in ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-17By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 days ago
  • Arsenal are lining up transfer ducks for July
    Signing relatively unknown goalkeepers, when we should be hard at work getting on board defenders and wingers, you say? That’s the Arsenal I know! I had begun to wonder what the new regime would cook up in their first full summer transfer window but it appears that they’ve dusted off ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-14By Bendtnersbettercousin
    7 days ago
  • Fixtures are out and it’s all about early momentum for The Arsenal
    So we know how our season next year is going to pan out fixtures-wise, with the first one of the season away to Newcastle on Sunday 11th August. Then it’s a home game against Burnley before Liverpool away and the Tiny Totts at home. Hardly the easiest of starts and ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-13By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Carrasco and Nelson can (and should) be in the same team
    Last night as The Management was doing a fitness video I decided to undertake a bit of channel surfing and, upon landing on the sports section on Sky TV, I found a host of international games going on. My general malaise over all things internationals clearly extends beyond the boundaries ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-12By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Gooners losing their sh*t over transfers yet?
    Another day and I’m sure there’ll be another round of spurious transfer rumours on the cards. We’ve had Carrasco, the two Sampdoria lads, some guy who used to play for Villa called Veretout, Saliba and Claude Maurice from Lorient. Those stories have had the transfer juiciness squeezed out of them ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-11By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Carrasco rumours fuel escapism for Arsenal fans
    On Saturday I sort of said my piece on Yannick Carrasco, so now whilst we wait for the process to evolve and for other journos to start talking about it, I feel like it’ll be a bit of an old story by the time we may or may not find ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-10By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Carrasco adds a bit of excitement; Welbeck was a ‘what could have been’
    Another day, another spurious link, with Yannick Carrasco seemingly back on the cards for circa £30million it seems. I’ve gotta say this is one that would get some fans excited about. He’s a Belgium international, showed flashes of brilliance whilst at Atletico Madrid and if it’s true that his Chinese ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-08By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Some dudes are linked to Arsenal
    And today’s latest conversations on the Arsenal transfer speculation pile include: Two lads from Sampdoria A Russian lad who scored against us last season A French kid nobody had heard of this time last year Liam Neeson’s character from ‘Taken’* *not actual Liam Neeson. The guy from the movie he ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-07By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Freddie’s promotion: the bridge between youth team and first team?
    The curse of Chris struck again yesterday it seems, as I listed out all of my reasons why Xhaka would not be leaving, which of course led to a supposed ‘cousin’ saying “he’s off to Inter for €55million”. Given that sort of money I’m not surprised that there’s a link ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-06By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Here’s why Auba isn’t going to China and Xhaka isn’t going to Inter
    Morning Gooners. Provocative headline I know, but given some of the rumours that have circulated over the last 24 hours I thought I’d wade in with my opinion as to why I cannot see either Granit Xhaka or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining the respective clubs they’ve been linked with by the ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-05By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal summer transfer season: here we go
    The unsavoury part of the footballing calendar has begun: transfer season. Here we go again folks. Here we go with the attention seekers, looking to provide a ‘scoop’ simply by making things up from their mobiles on public transport somewhere. Here we go with the fighting amongst Twitter accounts as ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-04By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal aren’t bringing enjoyment any more
    This last few days has been some of the longest times I’ve not blogged since I started this website up around ten years ago. I don’t tend to do it too much when I’m on holiday, usually because I’m hanging and not waking up until after 10, but this time ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-06-03By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Change it Arsenal. Or Stan’s oblivion awaits
    I’m trying hard this morning guys. I’m trying real hard. I’m trying hard because for all of the talk, the messages from ex players, the ‘manager’ who supposedly feels comfortable with this competition, what I’m looking at is a team of f**cking bottlers who stared Champions League and a trophy ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-30By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • How desperate are Arsena to win the Europa League?
    This is it then. A whole season distilled down to one football match in which the success or failure will be viewed. All through the prism of a European Cup final. I’ve seen one in my lifetime, witnessed three heartbreaking ones, so I’m very aware of our record in Europe ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-29By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Emery needs a master plan for Hazard
    After a lovely bank holiday relaxing with the family yesterday, all of that has already been undone as I tap away at my iPhone this morning on the tube journey in to work, on account of what we’ll find out in the next 48 hours. By this time on Thursday ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-28By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Preparation and incentive: What Arsenal need to do to win on Wednesday night
    Happy Bank Holiday Sunday to those of you in the UK, enjoying the extra day off tomorrow, which means we can all have an extra cheeky beverage or two this afternoon and then take a bit of a lie in for the morning too. I wonder what the Arsenal players ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-26By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Fraser is worth a punt if the price is right
    Morning Gooners. Happy Saturday. Not long now until we find out whether this season is a busted flush or glorious chapter in the clubs’ history. But whilst many of us are starting to focus on the Europa League, there are still transfer speculations going on and the one that appears ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-25By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Mavididi at Juve: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
    I read an article this morning on the BBC website about how Stephy Mavididi made his debut for Juventus in the last few weeks and has already impressed the Italian Champions since joining the club. It got me thinking about academy products and particularly Arsenal academy products because this could ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-24By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Raul opens up on Rambo and Welbeck
    Apparently it’s been one year since we start the Arsenal Fan’S Show on LoveSport Radio, which is now branded as GunnersTown Radio, with me ol’ pal Dave Seager and Giles Aniyam. It’s been a great year and also great to have Charlie join the show too and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-23By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Mkhi out for cup final, but should Cech follow?
    Right, we’re in to the one week countdown for the Europa League Final, so of course Chelski being Chelski they’re trying their best to get every inch of an advantage or mind games that they can, this time via leaked news that Petr Cech will be joining the club in ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2019-05-22By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago