Nicklas Bendtner Ruled Out For Up To 6 Weeks
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been ruled out for up to six weeks after damaging ligaments in his right ankle on Wednesday, according to reports today.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been ruled out for up to six weeks after damaging ligaments in his right ankle, according to reports today.
The Danish hitman picked up the injury after twisting his ankle while scoring the opening goal against Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.
The 25-year-old had scans on Friday to determine the extent of the injury and Goal claim the clubs medical staff have now received the results and expect the striker to be out for between four to six weeks after he damaged ligaments in his right ankle.
The good news is that Bendtner hasn’t torn the ligaments but the damage is enough to keep him out for at least a month.
The focus will now turn to how Arsene Wenger responds to the news with the boss confirming yesterday that if Bendtner is ruled out for any length of time he will be forced into the transfer market to bring in another striker.
‘My transfer plans depend on how long Bendtner will be out for,’
‘At the moment we are just considering our options. I must confess they are quite restricted.
‘If it’s months rather than three weeks, then we would have to think about buying.’ [source: Daily Mail]
We have already been heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud so far this season and it would be criminal not to bring in another option, especially now that Bendtner is out for up to six weeks.
Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott are capable of playing through the middle and have done so in the past with varying degrees of success, but I think it’s fair to say they are both more comfortable on the wings and we should therefore look to bring in another out-and-out striker as soon as possible.
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