Confident Bendtner Eyes Starting XI
Nicklas Bendtner says that he will break into the Arsenal first team next season.
Bendtner has come out several times since the start of the season and said that he will leave Arsenal if he does not get a first team chance when he returns from his loan spell at Birmingham.
Bendtner was Arsenal's top scorer in the reserve's last season and the youngster has continued his excellent scoring record with 18 goals in 25 starts for Brum.
Birmingham, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea have all been linked with a swoop for the young Dane but he insists that making it at Arsenal is his priority.
Bendtner said: 'The plan is that I will stay at Birmingham until my loan spell expires at the end of the season.
'Afterwards, I will go back to Arsenal and break into the team there.
'I feel my chances at Arsenal are good.
'I am just as good as all the others,' he stated, 'and it's only Thierry Henry who is certain to play.'
Although making it at Arsenal is his priority, Bendtner admits he would consider a move to Birmingham.
'In case we get promoted, I might stay, but I would prefer to move on,' he continued.
'I have also heard that foreign clubs are interested in me, but I am just thinking about Arsenal.'