Suburban Gooners

  • No Partey MUST mean we Sambi against Brentford
    Morning folks. Happy Tuesday n’all that jazz. Hope you and yours are doing fine. We’re at T-minus ten days and counting until the kick of to the Premier League season and I don’t know about you, but I feel a mixture of excitement and trepidation about the season ahead. ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-08-03By Bendtnersbettercousin
    23 hours ago
  • As much goodness and badness: Chelski friendly review
    Plenty to chew over from yesterday’s 2-2* draw over Chelski at the Emirates, some good, some shall we say ‘less so good’. Let’s get the less so good stuff out of the way first though, because I’d rather finish today’s blog feeling a little more positive, given that it’s a ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-08-02By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 days ago
  • Does Arteta show Tuchel his hand today?
    Morning folks and welcome to Sunday. It’s kind of a match day day, in that there’s a match going on, but it’s a friendly against that lot of financially doped scummers from West London, so to me it isn’t a ‘proper’ match day. There won’t be the same nerves, ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-08-01By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 days ago
  • White done. Lautaro next?
    There’s only one place to start this morning, which is with the official signing of Ben White confirmed by the club. He’ll wear the number four shirt and when speaking to the Arsenal fan that interviewed him yesterday, I think he came across really well and he’s clearly very happy ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-31By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 days ago
  • Bruno Guimaraes is the latest ‘Mystery Box’ player Arsenal fans crave
    In the early hours of this morning the kitten woke me up because he decided he needed some attention. So as I rubbed his head and slowly drifted back off to sleep, caught in that half world between proper slumber and being awake, my mind wandered in to this alternate ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-30By Bendtnersbettercousin
    5 days ago
  • Watford take a look at Eddie as Azeez looks tasty
    Well, don’t we have a lot of things to chew over on this Thursday morn, eh? For starters there was a game yesterday. Bit last minute, but Arsenal arranged another friendly at London Colney in which Watford came to visit from over the fence. Almost literally, given their training ground ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-29By Bendtnersbettercousin
    6 days ago
  • Arteta’s reliance on those already here – a dangerous game?
    I decided to go for an early run this morning and as usual, put on my headphones and had a listen to an Arsenal podcast or two. There was one topic which I did find interesting during the run, which was from the lads on the Arsenal Vision podcast, in ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-28By Bendtnersbettercousin
    7 days ago
  • Arsenal need to sort out their first team quota pronto
    I do have to chuckle at Man United fans you know. I start off today’s Arsenal musings with a smile in relation to the Manc’s, because there are a fair few of them crowing that they are buying Varane for £34million plus some add ons, as well as Sancho for ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-27By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Fill the stadium before thinking of cash, Arsenal
    We’re another Monday closer to the Premier League kick off boys and girls, with this week’s current noises from an Arsenal perspective being the eventual signing of Ben White from Brighton, who is expected to undertake his medical on Wednesday and sign for us by the time we play Chelski ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-26By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Arsenal’s shape and fitness is starting to show
    I know pre season friendlies aren’t supposed to mean anything, that you can’t read too much in to them and that had we lost yesterday’s ‘behind closed doors’ friendly at London Colney to Milwall then we’d all have shrugged and said ‘move along’, but I have to tell you I ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-25By Bendtnersbettercousin
    1 week ago
  • Abraham the shiny new thing, but we already have other shinies….
    Morning folks. Happy Saturday. Hope yours is set up to be a good one. I’m off in to London for a birthday party in a pub this evening. Mask wearing on the tube aside, it all feels very normal and that’s great. I also went in to London last night. ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-24By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Emile Smith Rowe has been given the keys to The Arsenal
    Well that’s another big ‘tick’ off the ‘to do’ list for Edu, Arteta and Arsenal this summer completed, after it was confirmed yesterday that Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long term agreement to remain at Arsenal for the foreseeable future. And I don’t think you’ll see many disappointed ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-23By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arsenal must roll the dice on non-Premier League acquisitions
    Everyone thought the Nuno Tavares move seemed sensible enough, right? Young, hungry to prove himself, low fee, good understudy. Then we all poretty much agreed that Albert Sambi Lokonga was a good move for The Arsenal, yeah? Young, athletic, speaks decent English so should be able to slot in well ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-22By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Feeling for the American Gooners, but how does this impact Arsenal’s prep?
    Stepping in to a nice, ice cold shower, with the weather in blighty like it is right now, is some kind of heaven. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m loving the warm weather, because we get so little of it in this country. So you won’t get me moaning that ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-21By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Sambi signs – but replacing Ceballos or Xhaka?
    We have ourselves a fresh new signing to talk about! Ok, so it’s not exactly like the old ‘Sol Campbell turns up when everyone thought it was Richard Wright’ level of surprise and intrigue, because we all knew this deal was going to happen and we’ve been fed enough information ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-20By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Pepe, ‘The Smith’ and Auba – post Rangers musings on three key players
    I was in no fit state yesterday to do anything other than sit in the sun and melt a bit, so didn’t pen any post Rangers thoughts and, given that it’s a Monday and there isn’t really any massive breaking news from yesterday, I thought i’d jot down some musings ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-19By Bendtnersbettercousin
    2 weeks ago
  • Arteta being backed with White and Lokonga’s arrivals at The Arsenal?
    So it looks like the wheels are finally turning when it comes to Arsenal’s transfer business. Yesterday evening, as the weekend beckoned, we got the social media call from The Ornacle that Arsenal had agreed a deal to sign Ben White from Brighton for roughly around £50million or thereabouts. It’s ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-17By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Saliba, Lokonga and Smith Rowe’s number
    My whole thing about how we become so aware of transfers that by the time they actually happen, the joy of the signing isn’t as joyous as the ‘old days’, also works for players leaving too. I’ve bleated on so much about Saliba lately that when it was confirmed by ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-16By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Nearly halfway in to the transfer window – is anyone else starting to be concerned?
    I didn’t watch the game against Hibs on Tuesday and so didn’t actually manage to catch some individual performances. So the sight yesterday of a slightly rounder Willian on the pitch, with various pictures of him looking visibly chubbier as he faced off against the Scottish team, would be utterly ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-15By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • A good look at the Arsenal kids at Hibs
    First pre season match underway and you’ll forgive me for not really giving two sh*ts about the result, I’m sure, right? After all, the team that started yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Hibs in Edinburgh, won’t be the same side that faces up against Brentford in a month’s time on the ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-14By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Pre season starts without Saliba, backing for Saka, plus more ESR speculation
    Happy Tuesday party people. How y’all doing? holding up ok? It’s amazing how many England flags have been cast asunder in Uxbridge, or other such paraphernalia like football shirts, which I’ve seen just discarded like an old apple core. Some people, eh? All over that bandwagon whilst the going is ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-13By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Signings, series’ and Saka on a Sunday
    Morning folks and welcome to Sunday. We have ourselves a new signing! Ok, so we already knew all about it because of today’s information age, but it’s still nice when it is announced and you see the player himself in an Arsenal shirt declaring that he loves watching ‘The Smith’ ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-11By Bendtnersbettercousin
    3 weeks ago
  • Neves, White, Lokonga, ESR and Aouar – can it all be done?
    Happy Friday folks. Hope you’re all good and feeling fine and dandy ahead of the weekend. I bet Albert Sambi Lokonga is, because apparently his medical is today, which means we’ll all know a little more about the flight paths that exist between Belgium and the UK by the ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-09By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • England (and mainly Saka) make me feel…proud??
    Morning all and happy Thursday to you and yours. Last night I sat and watched the England v Denmark game and for the first time in my lifetime the country of my birthday is in a major international football tournament. And this morning I’m realising just how big ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-08By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • Bukayo walking taller
    Last night Italy knocked out Spain on pens in what was apparently a pretty good game, but I am up in Edinburgh with The Management doing touristy things, so wasn’t able to watch the match. It’s funny though; from the first match they played Italy looked like one of ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-07By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago
  • The nagging doubts on ESR remain
    Howdy folks, how we feeling this Tuesday, eh? Good? I gotta tell you, I’m feeling a little nervous about this whole Emile Smith Rowe situation. All of the journos on the Arsenal beat have been pretty clear that they think that ESR is happy, wants to stay at ... read more
    Source: Suburban GoonerPublished on 2021-07-06By Bendtnersbettercousin
    4 weeks ago