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Wenger proud of Bendtner (AUDIO)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for super-sub Nicklas Bendtner. The Dane scored with his first touch of the ball with the scores level and Robbie Keane missing a penalty for Spurs just three minutes later.

Wenger admitted he would have taken a draw the way the game unfolded, but after watching Bendtner nod home Cesc Fabregas's corner says he's pleased to settle for a little bit more.

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Writer: Lee Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 24 2007

Time: 11:35AM

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The following is from The Times - "it was fantastic" Bendtner said "First touch. First premier league goal. People said to me that they don't remember that ever happening and I don't think it will happen in a long time. Arsene told me to get on and I said to Vic (Akers) our kit man, to get me on for the corner and I'll score for you. It was quite funny when it actually did happen.
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24/12/2007 12:47:00

Brilliant Stuff. Hopefully now, he wont act like such a "superstar" and realise that he is getting chances and will get even more in the future.
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24/12/2007 14:32:00

I have been impressed a lot recently by Bendtner's performances, and he also seems to be making the right noises in interviews as well. What utter confidence - telling Vic (even if in jest) that he would score if put on before the corner. Great stuff !
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24/12/2007 16:23:00

I also like the kid's confidence, not worried about his potential of becoming an egocentric "superstar" because hopefully more games and experience and Arsene's nurture will help him learn to balance that. At the same time, apparently the rest of the team love Almunia even more than our match winner, to me a modest and likeable guy, as you could see at the end of the game. Awesome stuff too!
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24/12/2007 16:42:00

"modest and likeable guy" - Almunia I meant
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24/12/2007 16:43:00 you know what to do
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24/12/2007 20:17:00

Bendtner is in Arsenal to stay and again what a goal he scored against the spuds. Two winning goals coming from headers in the last 2 EPL not Arsenal style LOL ;)
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24/12/2007 20:43:00

He looks a hand full. Good prospect!
Real Deal
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25/12/2007 19:02:00

Top player anf IMO the best you have, will he get the chances he deserves, reminds me of a young viduka.
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26/12/2007 17:25:00


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