Over the last few weeks I have looked in depth at what Arsenal need to supplement their squad, both on the training ground and in the market (part 1 part 2). There are also individuals in the squad for whom next season has a decisive feel to it. Whilst the end of Nicklas Bendtner's contract signals the final swing of the axe for operation deadwood, there are players that will need to increase their personal contribution as well.
Arsenal outcast desires Bundesliga move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has revealed that he wants to move to the Bundesliga in the summer. The Danish forward has featured only 11 times for the Gunners this season and looks to be on his way out of London with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Nicklas Bendtner will be fined by Arsenal for his midweek antics not because he allegedly unbuttoned his trousers and rubbed himself against a taxi while drunk, but for travelling to Copenhagen without the club's permission. Manager Arsene Wenger also offered a strong but unsurprising hint that the Denmark international will be offloaded when his [.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner allegedly unbuttoned his trousers and rubbed himself against a taxi on the same night his team-mates were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich. The Denmark international gyrated against a window while whipping the car with his belt, according to reports in Danish newspaper BT.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner says he has struggled to find a new club because potential buyers think he is a psychopath. The Denmark international says he is misunderstood and that people have got completely the wrong impression about him. He told Jyllands-Posten: "The image that people have about me is that I'm all about partying, [.
The January transfer window was a tough time for Arsenal fans as we saw a number of opportunities to strengthen the team fail miserably. Rumors of Diego Costa, Julian Draxler, Alvaro Morata and Miroslav Klose were all names linked with the Gunners throughout January, yet nothing seemed to pan out except for signing a player on loan who is injured for the next 6 weeks.
Will the Gunners missing out on striker signing cost them? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal fans will be more than a little concerned at the relative lack of activity from their club during the January transfer window. Whilst the eleventh hour signing of Kim Kallstrom is of course a welcome addition to the squad, it's not really addressing what many feel to be the outstanding requirement.
Serial wind-up merchant Emmanuel Frimpong has taken aim at Arsenal team-mate Nicklas Bendtner in his latest online gag. The Gunners midfielder posted a Photoshopped picture of Bendtner scooping the Ballon D'Or. The self-proclaimed best striker in the world's head was placed onto the body of Lionel Messi wearing his infamous polka dot suit from [.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is recovering more quickly than expected from his ankle injury and could return to training in a matter of days. The Metro claims that the Dane's swift comeback could dissuade Arsene Wenger from signing another striker during the current transfer window. Wenger had been linked with a loan bid for Real [.
Arsenal seem likely to sign a new striker this month after the extent of Nicklas Bendtner's injury became clear. The Danish striker suffered ankle ligament injury in the process of scoring a vital goal against Cardiff on New Year's Day. He had a scan yesterday to see if the ligaments are strained or torn.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has tipped Nicklas Bendtner to play his part in the club's title challenge after his goal against Hull on Wednesday evening. The former Gunners outcast could be a vital player over the busy Christmas period, claims Arteta. And he says Bendtner has earned his returns to the teamsheet and the scoresheet.
AS PROMISED, FUCK YOU BENDTNER pic.twitter.com/4a1PtS1PCD MITCH (@MitchGordon1997) December 4, 2013 An Arsenal supporter put toothpaste in the eyebrows of his sleeping mother after Nicklas Bendtner scored. Mitch Gordon, from Leicester, followed through with his forfeit after telling his Twitter followers: "If Bendtner scores tonight I will toothpaste my Mums eyebrows whilst she's asleep.
It's quite possible that Nicklas Bendtner had forgotten how it feels to score for Arsenal. But after finding the net against Hull last night, he certainly knows now. It appears the Danish forward was reliving the moment this afternoon. He snapped a photo of his TV screen and posted it to his Instagram account.
A Nicklas Bendtner goal? The night after a Marouane Chamakh goal? See you later, folks, we're heading down to the bunker in the hope of sheltering from the apocalypse. Everybody's favourite late night workout fanatic put Arsenal into an early lead in their game against Hull this evening.
Nicklas Bendtner has posted an explanation of his arrest for criminal damage on his Instagram account. The Arsenal striker wrote a statement on his phone, took a screenshot and posted it online as an image. The Denmark international says the allegations that he kicked in doors and smashed a window come from a simple misunderstanding [.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage at his luxury apartment block. The 25-year-old was questioned by police after the doors to a communal gym were kicked and a window smashed at the building in Bushey, Herts. Officers were waiting for the Denmark international when he returned home from training [.
Demonstrating his trademark lack of self-awareness, Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner has tipped himself for a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid. The Denmark international was stopped from leaving the Emirates in the summer at short-notice to provide emergency cover for Olivier Giroud. With the former Birmingham and Sunderland man giving fleeting demonstrations of just how [.
Nicklas Bendtner has told the Danish media that he wants to leave Arsenal for a new challenge. The Denmark international had been on the verge of leaving in the summer before Arsene Wenger pulled the plug on the deal when he realised that the Gunners would be short of attacking options. The 25-year-old was brought [.
Nicklas Bendtner made headlines this past weekend after giving an interview stating that he was "disappointed" to remain at Arsenal in spite of 3 clubs being interested in him. Arsenal's failure to add another striker at the transfer deadline meant that Bendtner was unable to move to another club.
Here's this week's Arsecast Extra: I'm joined as always by James from @Gunnerblog.
On this week's show we try to make the most of a quiet week but discuss the impending departures of superstars Nicklas Bendtner and Chu Young Park. Also some chat about what kind of keeper we're going to need, plus questions about the youth system, buying players from the lower leagues, how much money we might spend this summer, and how to save a child from a life of intense, knuckle-dragging horror.
One of the thing that has struck me this season is how we've achieved the results we have with a fairly small group of players.
We've been without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain since the opening day; Lukas Podolski has been gone since September with a hamstring that was shredded like slow-cooked brisket; Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla have been out for periods, and in the meantime we've done what we've done with, essentially, 14 or 15 players.
When Rod Stewart sang 'Some guys have all the luck' back in 1984 he clearly didn't have Nicklas Bendtner in mind. Mostly because the big Dane wasn't born and wouldn't be for another 4 years, but coming on, scoring a huge winning goal, and then getting knackered when the keeper lands on you is the kind of thing that really could only have happened to Bendtner.
To say the news of Nicklas Bendtner's selection was met with dismay on Twitter is something of an understatement. Not even that MTV show about those posh girls in LA had as many OMGs and I've never seen so many WTFs in such a short space of time. Some people even suggested that regardless of what actually happened, the manager should be sacked.
As I was lying in bed this morning I realised that in this modern, on-demand world of ours, there's a service that's still badly missing: breakfast roll delivery.
There is an august establishment just two minutes walk from my house called 'Matt the Rashers'. It is a glorious emporium of all the breakfast you could ever want (as long as you want it made from pig and fried).
Slightly *boilky* greetings to you. Time for a quick Saturday round-up.
With so many players out injured, Arsene Wenger says the club will take a good look at what's going on. He suspects many of the issues are bad luck (Wilshere getting a kick from Agger, for example), but with Aaron Ramsey out since December with a thigh problem questions are being asked about whether something needs to change behind the scenes to ensure quicker/better recovery.
An interesting week ahead with the FA Cup fixture with Coventry on the horizon and no Premier League until our midweek trip to Southampton. It gives the manager the chance to rest some legs and make sure everyone's feeling good as the fixtures approach that period when they look quite daunting, on paper at least.
Let's start the day with some good news and The Times are reporting that Nicklas Bendtner could be back in around 10 days.
I know, some people might not see that as good news at all, hoping a longer outage for the big Dane would force the manager's hand in the transfer market, but I think first and foremost we have to worry about the players we have rather than the ones we don't.