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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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  1. canpana

    September 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Bendtner.. you are not ashame of your self… you can go to hell for all i care, i will never miss you as an arsenal fan.. you dont know how to play football.. go back to school

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  3. chris from Cambridge

    September 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Well it is true Bendtner was seldom given a chance. He would sometimes come off the bench to play briefly right wing or etc. Not in his central position because Wenger’s unchanging formation only allowed one forward (isolated) down the middle.

    That said .. Bendnter had too much to say for himself. Best do your talking on the pitch !

  4. ArsenalArt from Saratoga Springs

    September 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Im just happy i wont have to miss an open net 3-5 times a game anymore. While you did score some great goals from time to time, but even a blind squirrel comes across a nut once in a while. Glad we are going to be short one massively inflated ego.

  5. wengers rivetted wallet

    September 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    2 points: yes bendtner talks too much about his abilities which we are yet to witness.
    He is a nice guy i believe, and wenger didnt really use him correctly on the left wing????
    i think he has a right to be aggrieved at chamakh being played in front of him and for being used as a winger!
    bendtner seems strangely bitter about the club which seems to confirm nasri’s feeling as well.

  6. deano

    September 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    ask yourselves a simple question: would Bentner have got into ManU’s, ManCity’s, Chelea’s, Liverpool’s or even Spud’s first team over the past 2 years?? I would say a resounding NO! He’s been given way too much time by Wenger in my opinion. Much as I despise Ade, Bentner isn’t even in the same realm, abilitiy wise, the fact we had both him and Chamakh in the squad last season actually made me feel depressed.

    Good riddance!

  7. yehaa

    September 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    omg he’s lucky the team like arsenal want him. in my opinion he just suit for mid table club

  8. Lum

    September 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    If a great players like thiery henry,pires even cesc fabregas etc. can leave arsenal and he can stil maintain his big four positioin then who is carlos bentner.let him go and never return!arsenal cant miss him

  9. Lum

    September 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Hay!mr carlos bentner u re an ingrate even with d litle chance u av been given is ok for u to prove ur self if u re truly a talented player,dam u go to hell!,we gunners dont even want u anymore,u re a lazy striker even if u re given 100% chance u cant do more than what u av done.

  10. Guzz

    September 2, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I believe Chamakh still has a lot to offer Arsenal and hopefully will prove so this season. If we had players that could actually cross the ball properly then maybe he would have scored more than he did. Don’t forget he is very good with his headers so you can’t really place too much blame on him having the likes of Clichy who is terrible at crossing but now we seem to have made improvements in that department.

    As for Bendtner can’t really say we’ll miss him much, he has been more than often woefully wasteful in front of goal at crucial times, so good riddance.

  11. Mido

    September 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    YAAAAAY !!! I hope he never comes back !!! He was a piece of crap like others !

  12. lols

    September 3, 2011 at 4:43 am

    stupid article. bendtner is alright but this is how he repays arsenal for sticking by him after getting paid week in week out whilst on the treatment table.

    bulk of chamakhs minutes came when both VP and bendtner were out and he did well for us during that time. his form is rubbish now, but at the beginning of last season when he was called upon, was far more consistent than Bendtner ever was.

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