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It’s probably time for Bendtner to move on

Written by the Arsenal Kid.

Don’t know how true were the reports of the Nicklas Bendtner sustaining an injury prior to the Everton match and missing the match or was it down to his outburst about not getting time in the side. Arsene has come out to defend Bendtner and maintained that Denmark’s David Beckham still has a part to play in his plans.

I tend to believe everything the Professor says and give him the benefit of the doubt this time but I do feel that the young Dane’s time at the Emirates possibly coming to an end. Clearly he does not have the patience to bide his time for the ultimate breakthrough and his misplace confidence in his own abilities may see him being push out of contention.

No doubt he has performed well in patches but he has had the opportunity to seal the main strikers role down but his performances last year were anything but convincing. Even though this year, his finishing has improved but his overall play is still lacking. As the point man in attack, he has to pressure from the front and hold up the ball when it is pump up to him. In his starting appearances I didn’t see any of that compared to those performances of Chamakh.

Now that Robin van Persie is back, the Dane will likely see even less opportunity to strut his stuff. Young players such as Bendtner need to show their patience and take the opportunity when the time comes. In the past, potential strikers from the academy such as Jeremie Aliadiere, Arturo Lupoli, JeromeThomas and others have failed to take their chances when it came their way, and have since left Arsenal for less successful spells in other teams. It might be time for Bendtner to walk the talk when the opportunity knocks or move on to let others like JET, Afobe, and Freeman have their chance.



  1. Scotty RSA

    November 16, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Totally agree

  2. Scotty RSA

    November 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

    time for him to sh1t or get off the pot, His first touch will never allow him to be in the same league as the rest.

  3. Bridgers

    November 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I don’t know who’s more delusional, Bendtner or Audley Harrison! If Bendtner was anywhere near as good as he thinks he is he would be an automatic choice every week. The harsh reality is that his 1st touch isn’t good enough, nor is his workrate. He may go on to prove me wrong, but I doubt it. Time to move him out and replace him with a proven goalscorer.

  4. Arsenal Jimbo

    November 16, 2010 at 10:35 am

    The trouble is that with RVP you are only going to get 15 odd games a season cos he’s an utter perma-crock. Also I cant see Vela making the grade, if anything happens to Chamakh then we are royally buggered (although JET should be given a chance now I feel)

  5. Cleff

    November 16, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Sell him.
    He’s to slow.
    He can’t hold a ball
    He can’t even trap a bag of cement.
    And he’s very very lazy.
    Let him go, we’re better off without him.

  6. Petros Daniel Brian

    November 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I think Bendtner need to move on. He is not that skilful player. He is for me like Crouch. At times they can both be good on the ball due to luck. At most the ball kicks them rather than they kick a ball to score. See for example, in a corner kick, a ball drops to their head and moves unlike other players who have to kick the ball to add power and direction to the ball movement.

    I think he is sloppy and not a good striker. He had injuries and expecting Arsenal to just Waite for him to recover without replacing him. Arsenal has to buy and it happens to be Maroune (Chamakh) and he is good.

    I wanted him to go; I met him twice when I was a mascot.

  7. Chappers

    November 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Who can predict how a 22 year-old will be in a couple of years?

    This article and the comments below are complete idiocy. Bendtner has the potential to be a top class striker and if he can get a season without injuries who knows where he’ll be. So many players are prematurely written off but people still don’t learn.

  8. metalhead

    November 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I don’t know if Bendtner wants to stay or leave. I don’t know if fans want him to stay or leave. The most important thing here is for Arsenal players to have the right mindset. It is about which player fits in best considering the current situation. Last season when Van Persie was out Bendtner stepped in. He showed a lot of character and resilience with the way he played. That was the reason he was first choice. Ditto with Walcott. During the first few games he showed a lot of determination to play the way he did. That is why he earned a starting place.
    One thing is for sure you don’t want players taking their place for granted. Any player is as good as his last game. Bendtner will have to earn his place. He can’t just walk in based on his previous performances. If he is not willing to earn his place (which shows lack of mental strength). he should leave This applies for everyone. I’m not saying I believe all the rumors about Bendtner, I’m just saying this should be the ground rule, which is the case thanks to Arsene.

  9. Mk gunner

    November 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I think Bendtner is a great player

  10. mojo

    November 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Bendtner has also scratched from the Danish national team’s game this week for the same reason – so he is injured.

  11. keith

    November 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Think it may be time for him to go i would still replace him with say Carlton Cole.we still need another keeper Reina,defender Metsacker,and a holding midfilder,

  12. Gooner49

    November 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I have to agree with you there. I think Bendtner will be a fantastic striker – sort of a poor man’s Ibrahimovic complete with the massive ego.
    But when you watch Chamakh during a game, how he never stops running and defending from the front and how his first touch is brilliant and he almost NEVER loses the ball and he can head and he can finish and he’s quick and strong and unselfish!!! You just think Bendtner is never going to put anywhere near the same effort into his performance.

    If Bendtner is not willing to play his part in the squad and if he’s not willing or able to match Chamakh for endeavour then we should take £10million for him and offer JET his chance.

  13. Homer

    November 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    The author of this rubbish article, while certainly entitle to his/her/its own opinion, is fucking crazy.

    Too daft to recall last campaign, where we were light strikers and goal scorers, eh? To ignorant to recall the all the goals Bendtner scored to keep the gunners in the title race to the last 3-4 weeks, eh?

    Perma-crocked RVP (very funny) while love the man to death, cannot be relied upon for a full season. Chamahk is showing fatique. Then do what, hmm? JET … thats fooking hilarious. Seen his game = not ready.

    Replace with C. Cole? Are you people insane? A good match or two against us … so that means jettison our own boyz for the flavor of the week – who has recurring injury problems?

    Football Manager. Writing blog spot. Un. Fucking. Believeably. Stupid.

  14. jay

    November 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    LOL at this article.

    Bendtner is a valuable player for our team. He contributed heavily towards the end of last season and can be relied upon to score goals.
    I think he’ll take his chance in Janurary once Chamkh is gone and stay in the side. Bendtner has more to his game than Chamakh. Chamakh has been guilty missing point blank shots like vs. Everton from 2 yards out.
    How in the world can you classify him along the lines of Aliadiere and Lupoli is absurd.

  15. trugooner21

    November 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Young and ungrateful is how i see it. He may finish well at times but he is greedy with the ball and rarely creates scoring opportunities for the team. He’s not terrible but not great either. I think he is easily replaceable. Cole is not Arsenal quality…I want to see Suarez!

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