I can only get better says Nicklas Bendtner

Gunner striker Nicklas Bendtner believes he can only get better after coming through his own injury hell

The Denmark international made what was only his second appearance since a three-month lay-off after groin surgery in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Emirates Stadium, which put a massive dent in Arsenal’s Barclays Premier League title hopes.

Manager Arsene Wenger did not move to replace injured forward Robin van Persie during the transfer window, instead placing his faith in the likes of fit-again Bendtner and England international Theo Walcott.

Bendtner, who turned 22 last month, has endured a difficult campaign so far this season, having escaped a car crash with only minor injuries last September.