Suburban Gooners

  • The Olympics won’t be ideal for Arteta’s prep next season
    Is it me or does this weekend, in which there is no Arsenal on, feel like a bit of a practice session for the summer? I mean there’s football on all right, but it isn’t The Arsenal and as such the stakes aren’t there, so I can dip in and ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-15By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 days ago
  • A win for Arsenal’s confidence against Chelski
    Isn’t it just so very Arsenal that when all seems lost and there is little to play for, the team finds a level of character from deep within it, to pull off a victory away from home against a high-flying Chelski who have been bulldozing most teams and beat Man ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-13By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 days ago
  • Chelski v Arsenal: just three games left until it can all be over
    It’s match day. Yay… I’m sorry folks, I’m finding it tough to really get ‘up’ for this game at Stamford Bridge away to Chelski tonight. They have Champions League Football to play for, we have the slimmest of hopes of a potential place in the UEFA CONFERENCE LEAGUE, in which ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-12By Bendtnersbettercousin
    5 days ago
  • Walking in an Arsenal No Man’s Land
    I feel like I’m in a bit of an Arsenal No Man’s Land at the moment. Caught in the middle of the crossfire with little hope of survival, metaphorically speaking, of course. The reason for that is because I want this season to be over so much right now, yet I ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-11By Bendtnersbettercousin
    6 days ago
  • The most ‘meh’ win for The Arsenal
    Morning folks. Forgive me if I’m still not the cheeriest man on the planet in today’s blog, but whilst we all love it when Arsenal win football matches, it is hard for me to be too effusive about a 3-1 victory over a (now) relegated team who still caused us ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-10By Bendtnersbettercousin
    7 days ago
  • My mind is clouded on Arteta
    Morning folks. There’s been a whole additional 24 hours that have elapsed since the pathetic and limp exit to Villareal in the Europa League and I gotta tell you folks, I feel a lot better in my own head, compared to how I have done over the years.  Not about ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-08By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • No bang, not even a whimper. Arsenal’s season over. And should the managers’ be too?
    Deep deep down, buried below all of the hope of a European ‘get out of jail free’ card that was the Europa League, I think we all knew this season was not going to end well. Most of us just wanted to put off that pain of it being one ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-07By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Villareal and Emery will look to hit Arsenal on the counter
    Well folks, this feels like it could be pretty much it tonight, what it all boils down to and should the worst happen this evening and we sh*t the bed against Unai Emery’s Villareal then the season is essentially finished in all but name. It feels like last chance saloon ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-06By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Tierney’s availability the mind game for Emery?
    One day to go until the real nerves kick in, eh? And I do mean REALLY kicking in, because it feels like this game has become even more essential in terms of the potential future of Arsenal; another Sliding Doors moment for the whole team, manager and everyone associated. There were ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-05By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Is one Ek of a move on the cards for The Arsenal?
    Morning all and welcome to this ‘fake Monday’, because it is actually, in fact, a Tuesday. I do love a bank holiday in that regard. One step closer to the weekend already. Bonzer. It’s also a day in which we are all waking up to remind ourselves that yes, it ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-04By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal tick all of the boxes in routine win over Newcastle
    I must admit to you that I thoroughly enjoyed that Arsenal game against Newcastle. If you’re going to write a script on the perfect match before a big European Cup Semi Final game to prepare, that one yesterday was almost a perfect situation. Resting key players: Check Getting minutes ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-03By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arteta should experiment against Newcastle
    There’s no update on team news ahead of today’s pretty meaningless game away at Newcastle today and given the fact that the club is on a social media blackout I we won’t find out until Sky announce the team line up an hour before the game, which is a novel ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-02By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal-less Saturday’s
    Happy Arsenal-less Saturday folks. And it really is an Arsenal-less one this weekend, because the official account and website are off social media – along with a host of other clubs and sports across the globe – to raise awareness for the unacceptable behaviour of a minority of idiots who ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-05-01By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Villareal thoughts: Arteta’s tinkering and Ceballos’ inclusion could cost us
    The most positive thing to come from what we witnessed last night was that we are still, somehow, in this tie. That it had to come from a penalty which was, let’s face it ‘generous’ at best, is a real cause for concern and in a semi final of a ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-30By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Villareal preview: So much narrative swaying against The Arsenal
    This is it folks. Crunch time. Game day. But not just any game day. We are here at season-defining game day. Again. Only today will be harder than any of the other season-defining game days we’ve had so far. For one thing the opposition are better than any other we’ve ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-29By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • KSE: We don’t believe your “focus”, or your “ambition”
    Welcome to Wednesday folks. Just over 36 hours to go until we see what this Arsenal team are fighting for, but we all know what we’re fighting for in the soul of our club by removal of the parasitic Kroenke’s, and that fight itself was dealt a bit of a ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-28By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Balogun in for next season? How about Ek too?
    Morning folks. Let’s start with some positive news this morning, shall we? And that news was thew confirmation that Flo Balogun has signed a new deal with the club that keeps him at The Arsenal until 2025. It is a deal that four or five months ago not many of ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-27By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Cashing in: Edu’s big summer ahead
    Phew. That was a relief to see that Man City are still in control when it comes to the Man City Cup, the cup which essentially proves that if you have enough money you can build a squad to rotate that is better than other squads. But the most important ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-26By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Arsenal fans excel against KSE, Arsenal players decline against Everton
    I will get to the football that was played last night, eventually (and unfortunately), but first of all there should be only one place to start today’s Arsenal-related musings and that is with the protest yesterday. Estimates between 2,000 to 3,000 fans were there outside the ground yesterday and in ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-24By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Hollow words from Josh Kroenke…”an open letter to our owners”
    We’ve got a game tonight and I should probably be speculating about rotation and how I think we’ll line up against a tricky Everton side but, if I’m honest, after what I saw from yesterday’s fans forum (full transcript can be found on Football.London’s website here) it feels a little ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-23By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • The fight for the soul of Arsenal isn’t over
    It feels a little bit odd to be talking or even thinking about ACTUAL football after the last few days that we’ve had, but ACTUAL football there is on the horizon, with a game tomorrow night against Everton at The Emirates. And a game in which there will be fans ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-22By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Arsenal fans must now unite against the common enemy that is KSE
    Yesterday, around 48 hours after the footballing world had apparently turned on its head, after 12 teams decided that they wanted to shake football to its foundations through the creation of the European Super League, the project and plan was essentially doomed with all of the English clubs withdrawing their ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-21By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Do I even like football any more without The Arsenal?
    Morning folks. Hope you are well. The European Super League stuff keeps rumbling on and I suspect will do for quite some time. I can’t speak to anybody else, but it has left me feeling quite hollow, I have to say. I started the first iteration of this daily blog ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-20By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Greed has a new name: The European Super League
    This should have been a post match review of our poor performance against Fulham yesterday. I should be bemoaning the application of VAR and a penalty in which I don’t think Gabriel even touched the Fulham player who went down in the Arsenal box like a sack of spuds. We ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-19By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Surround Lacazette with pace and punish Fulham in transition
    Ahh man….my head hurts…four hours at the pub yesterday afternoon and a tomahawk steak for dinner and I have all the meat sweats and head pains. What I could really do with now is a bit of greasy food and then an Arsenal lunchtime win. I really don’t want my ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-18By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Get those Hale Enders on the pitch on Sunday Mikel!
    I’m sure there are some morning’s where Mikel Arteta wakes up and thinks to himself: “eugh, I have to do a presser today” I bet after comprehensive victories like Thursday night, yesterday was NOT one of those days. So over he must have sped to London Colney to deliver his ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-04-17By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago