Date:Tuesday November 10 2009
Nicklas Bendtner must be cursing his poor fortune at a time when his star seemed to be in the ascendency.
The former target of Arsenal boo boys who joyously, and ultimately ironically, chanted for the introduction of Adebayor while Nicklas was having a particularly hard time of it in a home game against Villa earlier last season, has been voted Danish Player of the Year. Sadly, he has also learned that he has to undergo surgery to resolve an injury exacerbated in the recent 3-0 rout of Spurs.
At the time Wenger said that the injury was a serious one that would keep Bendtner out for 4 weeks. Some reports claim it`s a hernia operation and we may not see him until the new year but others claim that the 'minor` surgery to be undertaken in Germany will not affect the original prognosis. As yet there hasn`t been a clarifying statement from the club. Bendtner is quoted as saying 'I will have an operation. I don't know how long I will be out.'
Bendtner finished last season strongly having scored 15 goals in all games and has so far notched up 3 goals in 8 starts this season.
Last month George Graham professed his surprise at the progress Bendtner has made this season. "The surprising thing in the games I`ve seen was playing Bendtner wide right," said the former Arsenal Manager "Bendtner`s done very well on the right side of the pitch, especially with injuries to Walcott and Rosicky, so there are players who have improved a lot more than the fans expected."
Though we have players like Eduardo, Walcott and Vela all of whom play an attacking role Bendtner offers something different in terms of physical presence that, at different times, maybe we`ll miss a little until his return.
"I played him against Tottenham because he is strong in the air," Wenger explained.
"It gives us more variety in our games because we can lose possession, yet still win the next header with Bendtner. He makes us dangerous at set pieces and so we can change our game a little bit."
Let`s wish him a swift and successful recovery.
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Date:Tuesday November 10 2009
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