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Bendtner Not Happy With Wenger

Nicklas Bendtner is unhappy with his position at Arsenal and will have talks with Wenger to try and resolve his issues at the end of the season. Bendtner criticised the use of his talents by complaining about the position which Wenger has deployed him in this season; on the right wing rather than as a striker leading the line.

“I need to have a talk with him [Wenger] because I’m not satisfied as well. I’m not satisfied with playing on the right wing which I’ve done more or less all season long.

“I’m concentrating on getting the Champions League place and then we’ll do the evaluation at the end of the season. It’s certainly not the best thing for me but it’s not up to oneself and sometimes you have to adapt to what the manager says.”

The Danish striker is 23 years-old and supremely confident. He believes that he can be the best striker in the world, and last year he promised to show it this season. However, he has only managed 16 Premier League games, with only a few of them being when he has started the game, so proving to the world how good he thinks he is hasn’t materialised. He said:

“If you ask me if I am one of the best strikers in the world, I say yes because I believe it.”

This confidence may well have worked against him. When you speak about yourself in such a cocksure manner, people will expect that much of you – they expect you to go some way in proving your worth. When you don’t prove it, you let people down, and that has only been emphasised this year with Arsenal having such a disappointing season.

Some do believe what he says he can achieve, while others are frustrated and infuriated simply be the sight of him, and believe maybe now is the time to let him go and prove himself elsewhere. He may have scored 10 out of 9 (yes, 10 out of 9) in an Arsenal psychological test to determine his mental ability in the area of “self-perceived confidence”, but his performance ratings are much lower than that. His confidence is more than his quality, and what Arsenal need to win a trophy or two is balance and stability in their players, not Bendnter.

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  1. ken butiko

    May 11, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Let him prove his quality when given a chance. Good players do not need to play every day to show they are good. When given a chance they grab it. Wilshere gave Wenger the confidence to play him because he proved when he was given the chance that he is good and deserves to play. I doubt if Bendtner was as good as he thinks or if he was better than VP Wenger would have denied him an opportunity. Hanandez at MANU has been coming on as a sub and has proven he has quality and Firgie has started giving him more playing time.
    The only place Bendtener can prove his quality is on the training field from there you show by scoring when given a chance period…Pl games are not for practice

  2. Andre

    May 11, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Bendtener isn’t a bad player he is just a stupid player. he says he could be one of the best players in the world and i believe he could be he just needs to play to his strengths.

    he is a big striker who can link up play!!! why oh why does he think he is C Ronald, every time he comes on he plays on the wing and trys taking on 10000000000000000000000 players before losing it. look at players like Ruud van Nistelrooy, Jan Koller and raul there is no shame in being a box player and you may help out your team.

    i am one of the fans who say sell him because he isnt going to play to his strengths, hes a selfish player and we dont have time for that at Arsenal!!!

  3. Steve of Chiang Mai

    May 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    If Bendtner had taken the chances he has been given and made it impossible for the Manager to leave him out, the fans would be singing songs, RvP would be playing left wing and might be having a chat with the boss come summer…..but alas no.

  4. Alex

    May 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    You mean taking chances as in the HAT TRICK he scored in FA CUP and goals in Quarter final and semi final of Carling C and then saw himself after those matches on the bench in the Carling Cup final? You mean those chances? And also, to the other guy, the winger is suppose to do that, take on people. Bendtner is not a winger that’s why he loses the ball when he is on the wing. It’s the managers fault that he plays a striker on the wing, not his. NB is fantastic for Denmark, every time.

    • ben.n

      May 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

      probably right

  5. Andre

    May 12, 2011 at 2:30 am

    I watched the Arsenal stoke game and Bendtner ended up playing DM simply because he thought he could do better then other players on the pitch, and if you think Wenger sent him on to play that position you sir are a fool.

    after watching the season Bendtner had with Birmingham i more then anyone wanted him to do well here but he hasnt, there is a difference with getting some goals in the FA and Carling cup and turning out performances week in week out in the PL. he has played in 16 PL games this season and returned 3 goals even if most of your Apps come from the bench that stat is poor (Walcott = his entire season against Blackpool).

    and i hope most if not all of Arsenals first team would shine if playing for Denmark.

  6. jojo star

    May 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    he is not as good as he thinks, if rvp or nasri had gotten that pass against barcelona arsenal would be in the finals. sell him while people think he is worth something

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