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Bendtner Looks Set To Join Denilson

Bendtner Looks Set To Join Denilson

Nicklas Bendtner looks set to join Denilson on his way out of Arsenal Football Club, after his agent (who is his dad) made claims that Nicky is "100% open to a move".

Bendtner has struggled to secure a starting berth at Arsenal, this year could have been his year, but the early season form of Chamakh, the sensational Robin van Persie upon his return, and Wenger`s insistence on playing him out wide (AW actually said last week we don`t need any wingers as we have Nasri, Arshavin, Walcott and Bendtner, yes NB52 is a winger now, not surprising he wants to leave) meant he was nothing more than bench fodder.

'Nicklas is 100 per cent open now to a change of clubs,' Thomas Bendtner said in the Daily Mirror.

'He has made his decision and he has told it to Arsenal. Nicklas needs to be playing from the start so, sadly, he must leave. He wanted to finish the season first, so no-one could say he didn't fight for a first-team place right until the end.'

'There is real interest from both English and German clubs, and Bayern Munich were after him, earlier, but talk about Aston Villa is rubbish. He has not met anyone from there.'

Much like Arsene Wenger, the Gooner opinion polls on Bendtner are split, I`d say the slight majority lean towards wanting NB to leave, but there are a good portion of Arsenal fans, like myself, who think Nicklas is a great player, and played in his position is a dangerous asset and an excellent squad player.

It will be a great shame to lose him, because I think he`s got a lot to offer. Good luck Nick.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Monday May 23 2011
Time: 9:49AM


Wenger saying that Bendtner is one of our wingers is astonishing. I really think he's lost the plot.
23/05/2011 09:56:00
I feel bad for the lad.. I know Wenger likes to educate his strikes from the wing ala Thierry and Theo but they are lighter and faster than Nick. He deserved at least a try in the middle. It has pained me to see him stuck on the wing throwing crosses in for noone.... I don't claim to be a tactical genius but i ain't stupid either so..... What is going on?
23/05/2011 10:07:00
one scarey scenario is that NB is looking for a new club, and Tottenham are looking for a competant striker, he could be great for them he really could. He wouldn't have to up sticks and move, it would be perfect for him. A susstained run of games in the middle with people like Bale, van Der Varrt and Modoric supplying crosses and little through balls for him ..... scarey thought.
23/05/2011 10:12:00
Even with a run in the team I think Bendtner has the ability to be decent, nothing more. He'll be about as good as Zlatan Ibrahimovic I reckon and I've never really rated him. The thing that worries me is that without another top striker, we're one broken RvP toenail away from being toothless up front. And Chamak ain't that man. I'd love to see Samuel Etoo at AFC. Can you imagine him and RvP up front?
23/05/2011 10:18:00
Bendtner is a good striker with a good record. But he ain't gonna get past RvP in a month of Sundays. He's at an age where he needs to play or else he'll stagnate and I don't blame him for looking elsewhere. He'll have a good career. I think he could've made it here but he's got the best striker in the world in front of him.
Little Dutch
23/05/2011 10:25:00
I don't think we haven't really seen the potential of NB. What i know is despite being played out of position and limited opportunities, he has always managed to score a few goals. He could very well turn out to be a 20 goals a season striker if played at CF with the proper supply. I rate him higher than a lot of strikers in the EPL who have hurt us over the years. Wenger doesn't like out and out specialist wingers like Fergie does (with Ronaldo, Nani, Park, Valencia, Giggs, Beckham), he prefers to play central midfielders or strikers there (Arshavin, Theo, Nasri, Rosicky)... Maybe he ought to learn something from Sir Alex. A man with 12 prem titles can't be wrond. Mind you Arsene wasn't always like this. His most successful teams had Pires and Lunjberg, who both scored plenty of goals and could both write a book on wingplay.
23/05/2011 10:26:00
With 4-4-2 next year he won't need to get past Van Persie, and with his obligitory 3 months out next season in the mix as well.... if we're moving to 4-4-2 - HOLD.
23/05/2011 10:27:00
Not only that but Ljunberg and Pired scored beautiful goals and a lot of them were important as in when the team needed something special. I will always remember the 2001-02 when Pires got injured before the run-in. I was worried because he was such a key player for us. There came back Freddie and he had this telepathic purple patch with Denis... Amazing players.
23/05/2011 10:30:00
I'd say Wiltord played his own part in replacing Pires on the wing then. Anyway, that was a different era, a different regime you'd think as well.
23/05/2011 10:33:00
I'm not going to lie, first Denilson now Bendtner? Ssssomebody pinch me! Although it has been painful watching him lumbering out wide I'm under no romantic illusion that it wasn't equally painful in the times that he was in his preferred position. What worries me is that neither of these two departures are actually Wengers' decisions and that he'd have happily plodded on with them. An OK player that never will be a worldbeater due to a lack of urgency/complacency, a very ungainly unnatural looking poise wih a bobbins 1st touch & no sense of positioning himself in anything remotely ressembling a danger area. He has had a multitude of chances here and with few exceptions failed to establish or make much impression.... Next!!.... Ah Tomas how nice to see you...come in and take a seat.
23/05/2011 10:38:00
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