Wenger: ‘Bendtner Set To Stay And I’ll Use Him’ – No New Striker?

By on August 30, 2013

Oh dear. Some very worrying words coming from Arsene Wenger at his press conference this morning with the Arsenal boss claiming that Nicklas Bendtner is set to STAY at Arsenal and will be back in contention once he gets himself fit.

The ‘Great Dane’ hasn’t featured for Arsenal in two years having spent season long loans at Sunderland and more recently Juventus.

He hasn’t even been training with us this summer as he’s been trying to find a new club and a permanent move away seemed a formality with the likes of Frankfurt, Hamburg, Malaga, Crystal Palace and Hull City just a small selection of clubs linked with the striker.

However, every single deal has fallen through because of Bendtner’s wage demands –  believed to be in excess of £50k a week – and with less than four days to go in the transfer window, it seems Wenger has given up trying to sell the 25-year-old.

Speaking to the press today, Wenger said “The chance for him (Bendtner) to leave now is very small. If he comes back well and gets fit, I will use him”

Here’s a tweet from the Arsenal account, but they didn’t include the second part about Wenger using him:

So, if Bendtner ends up staying does this mean we won’t sign a new striker? It’s certainly looking that way, isn’t it? The rumours have gone quiet on the striker front with only Karim Benzema being linked, and let’s be honest a move for the Frenchman is highly unlikely.

So if Wenger can’t get his ‘top, top, top’ quality targets and he can’t shift Bendtner, then it looks like we’ll be stuck with him and our forward options are going to be Giroud, Bendtner and Sanogo this season. Title winning? Not a chance. Top four? Doubtful.

Who knows, maybe the club will surprise us and bring in the players we need before the window shuts but it’s looking like a disastrous end to a summer that promised so much more.

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What do you make of Wenger’s comments about Bendtner?


  1. rellends

    August 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

    jesus christ.

  2. davidrusa

    August 30, 2013 at 10:49 am

    The Bendtner situation is a catch 22 one. What do you do with him? His contract is still on so you cant force him out. The best course of action will either be to use him or let him stay and get free money! What do you do in such a case? Bendtner is an enemy of his own career. He had all the chance to excel at Arsenal but he blew it up because of his excessive ego! As a player Bendtner would not be bad; it is his off field distractions that make him a hated figure. If he can reform he can revive his career but Arsenal still needs another striker to supplement Giroud.

  3. teacher

    August 30, 2013 at 10:49 am

    If thus is true, safe to say this is the “Worst news ever”

  4. arsenal-steve

    August 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

    This club seems to train clowns. You could not make it up if you tried. Well I’ve sussed it. Wenger is Basil Fawlty and Gazidis is Manuel.

  5. denis

    August 30, 2013 at 11:04 am

    give a guy the chance why not u never know he mayte prove us fans wrong. me i would like to see playing for arsenal. go gunner we dont need new signing at the club keep what we have now. go gunner

  6. Breezy

    August 30, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Well the way our summers gone, Bendner coming back and being our second striker eems bout right.


    August 30, 2013 at 11:27 am


  8. Gunner

    August 30, 2013 at 11:46 am

    We only play with one striker at a time and even without any new signings we have Giroud, Podolski (when back fit), Walcott, Sanogo, Chuba and it seems Bendtner so there’s no need to panic on that front.

    Anyway wait and see, just because Wenger said that if Bentdner stays he wont be forced the stay in the reserves (if we’re paying him we may as well use him as backup) doesn’t neccessarily mean we’re not going to buy anyone.

  9. Arsene wenger8yrstruphyles

    August 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Goooooood new for wenker and acidic and kwnank.not for we arsenal fans ok stupid management

  10. bozekie

    August 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    No choice for Wenger since no one is willing to buy The Dane and is having a contract,instead he should use him but another top striker is needed. Once a Gunner Always a Gunner

  11. nico

    August 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Don’t need him…
    But we need Vela back in this crisis time…

  12. sylvapeter1

    August 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    wenger is a joker,he does nt have shame, a caoch like wenger do nt suppose to wait until some one tell him what to do as a big like him, its bad to see a club like arsenal going through this,

  13. Pearson

    August 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Maybe Bendtner will start banging in goals?
    I have never known a football player to miss so many chances…

  14. remmy

    August 31, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Anyway bendtner is a Good striker but mr wenger U must to buy Big name striker.

  15. ovili chuks

    September 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Plese who ever is closer †☺ asene wenger should better advise †☺ sign quality player becase i cannot see arsenal lifting up any truphy with this present squard

  16. ravi

    December 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    you so called fans are so shallow as is the person who wrote the article.

    Hating our players and manager. go support some other team

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