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Arsenal Striker Linked With Swans Move

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is a target for new Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup, according to reports, as the new boss looks to bolster his attack.

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is a target for new Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, according to the Mirror.

The Dane spent last season on loan with Sunderland, where he scored 8 goals in 28 appearances for Martin O’Neil’s side, and is almost certain to leave Arsenal on a permanent basis this summer.

The 6ft 5 inch frontman has fallen out-of-favour at the Emirates Stadium and his first team chances are likely to be restricted further by the arrival of Lukas Podolski, while Arsene Wenger is also thought to be on the verge of landing Montpellier’s Olivier Giroud.

Laudrup has been announced as Brenden Rodger’s successor on a two-year deal and the Mirror claim he has made a striker his first priority as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season. Bendtner is understood to be high on his wish-list and Laudrup is keen on trying to lure him to the Liberty Stadium this summer.

However, Arsenal’s asking price is likely to have increased after the 24-year-old scored a brace in Denmarks 3-2 defeat to Portugal at Euro 2012.

FT Verdict

Swansea drew plaudits for their passing style-of-play last season and I struggle to see how Bendtner would fit in to that system. Perhaps Laudrup is looking for a ‘Plan B’ type striker?

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However, could the Swans afford his wages? I very much doubt a player with the ego of Nicklas Bendtner would be willing to take a pay cut, so i really don’t see this move happening.

Where do you think Bendtner will end up? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. johngriff

    June 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    As a swans fan, I dont rate him at all,his ego is bigger than his talent.We have got danny graham, luke moore and lita,all of which, would jump over his head!!!!

  2. Alf

    June 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    What a lot of Tosh? Laudrup goes to Swansea, Bendtner because he’s from Denmark must do the same? Lazy lazy reporting

  3. cybil

    June 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t rate him at all..hope this is just paper talk….

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