Bendtner Slams Arsenal & Vows Never To Return
It was revealed today in The Sun that on-loan striker Nicklas Bendtner wants to sever all ties with his parent club and wishes to never return to Arsenal.
“I will never go back to Arsenal. If I can have it my way, I will never play for them again. After my car accident I never really got the chance to earn a spot in the first team. That is over 1½ years with no real chance to prove myself.
“I am really looking forward to playing for Sunderland and then we will see next summer. I will find a new club — but I will not go back to Arsenal, that’s for sure.”
Well to start with, it’s not for sure that he won’t stay, as he started looking for a move way back in June and could only find one come transfer deadline day. Now, we’ve examined Bendtner’s playing time last season and can tell you that he played 1742 minutes in total, with 17 starts, 9 goals, 5 assists and an average of 194 minutes per goal.
RVP, our main striker, played 2680 minutes, with 30 starts, 24 goals, 9 assists and an average of 112 minutes per goal – it is good to remember both players were injured for 3-4 months.
Marouane Chamakh, who was never injured, played 3253 minutes, with 34 starts, 13 goals, 9 assists and an average of 250 minutes per goal.
All in all, you can see that Robin Van Persie is clearly the superior striker to the other two, but perhaps the big Dane has a point when it comes to playing time as we persisted with Chamakh even after he took a nosedive in form post-2011 just because he had a good start.
Nevertheless, so what if he has been hard done by: many Arsenal fans are ecstatic to see him go after wasting a brilliant opportunity to make history at the Camp Nou last March. You do have to wonder why he didn’t just keep his head down after that miss and attempt to stake his claim in the cup competitions this season, as he did alongside Walcott in attack last year in the Carling Cup.
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