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What should Wenger do with this man?

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Nicklas Bendtner. The 24-year-old self proclaimed ‘best striker in the world’ who currently plays for Sunderland, having sealed a season-long loan deal to the Wearside club last summer because he struggled to get games in Arsene Wenger’s side.

Despite netting seven goals and creating five in 26 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, Bendtner is unsure whether a permanent switch to Sunderland is the right move for him.

Quoted in the Daily Mail, the Dane said:

‘Never say never about Sunderland, but it is not certain that I will be here if the opportunity arises.’

He then went on to speak about his current situation at Arsenal:

‘About Arsenal, I obviously have to have a chat with the club about it (his future), but it’s not there that the first priority is going to be. I think I have been fairly clear about it.’

Bendtner finished off by saying that he has enjoyed his time at Sunderland, clearly hinting that he may not be at the club after the conclusion of the season:

‘It’s been great to come up here and get games.

‘It’s different than what I was used to at Arsenal, but it’s been a good period for me.’

So with Bendtner’s future clearly undetermined at this stage, what should Wenger look to do with the Denmark international come the end of the season?

Well I think there are only two options for the Frenchman to mull over:

1) He wipes the slate clean with Nicklas and gives him one more chance to prove his worth.


2) He puts him up for sale in the summer, selling him to the highest bidder.

Both options are possible, but I think one visibly stands out from the other. This is of course option two.

Although Wenger could give him one more chance to prove his worth, the main reason for Bendtner’s season-long loan last summer to Sunderland was because he wasn’t given enough game time.

Ultimately, presuming Lukas Podolski comes in from FC Koln in the summer, if Bendtner struggled last season to stake a claim in the side, then the Dane stands very little chance of playing for Arsenal next season.

He’s not a bad striker, as his total of 45 goals in 154 appearances for the club suggests, but his mentality and attitude is all wrong.

Bendtner’s overconfidence and massive ego has proven to be his downfall at Arsenal, and I think it’s time the club finally got rid of him.

What do you guys think – What would you like to see Wenger do with Nicklas Bendtner this summer – keep him or sell him?

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  • neil says:

    Please don’t let him come to sunderland. He’s one of the most lazy and overated footballers of all time. He’s only getting a game here as there’s no other striker in the squad who’s fit.

  • Richard G says:

    Only way to get rid of him & the other 16+ players out on loan that cost £millions each year of the contract is to give them a free. Cancel their contracts, let them go. He is apparently on £52k a week (£2.7m a year) say he has 2 years left that would cost the club over £5m which would be better spent on other more deserved players. Based on 16 on loan having 2 years on their contracts then by terminating their contracts the club would save £60m (based on published wages). Ok a couple may be able to be sold but we couldnt sell Bendtner for less than £10m at the start of the season…

  • James says:

    Not sure how Bendtner can be called overrated when no-one rates him highly, other than himself.

    Decent striker but poor work rate, bad attitude and doesn’t suit Arsenal’s system. Transfer list him, and i’m confident we could get around £6m for him.

    He’s getting games at Sunderland because he’s better than Frazier Campbell and Connor Wickham. They wouldn’t have loaned him and paid his high wages to have him sit on the bench.

  • bc says:

    Richard g

    have u considered that the players might not want their contracts cancelled? if they dont then we have to pay all their wages anyway so we may as well try to sell them or send them on loan and hope that the takers can afford their wages.

    hopefully we offload 6 strikers park murphy chamakh vela bendtner and arshavin whilst bringing in 3 new players. then if we can offload 4 defenders squillaci djourou botelho hoyte then bring in 2. plus off load 4 keepers almunia fabianski mannone shea and bring in 2. finally offload 2 midfielders denilson and eastmond and bring in 2.

  • chris from Cambridge says:

    We should sell him (and others) cut price and start again.

  • kc says:

    Hope that he has a great Euro, his stars goes thru the roof and sell him for big bucks.
    he is lazy, full of shit and most of all a trouble maker both in the club and private life. Earlier he goes the better.

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