Out-of-favour Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set to have close-season talks with manager Arsène Wenger regarding the Danish striker’s despondency over his playing position this season.
Nicklas Bendtner Joins Arsenal in 2004
The 23-year-old striker, who joined Arsenal in the summer of 2004, has played just 467 minutes of first-team football this season for the Gunners, with just three league starts compared to the 13 he made last season.
And Nicklas Bendtner, the Danish international is unhappy with his role in the first team moving from striker to the right of midfield.
Nicklas Bendtner – A talk with Wenger
“I need to have a talk with him [Arsène Wenger].” Nicklas Bendtner admitted to Danish television company TV2 this week.
I’m not satisfied with playing on the right wing, which I’ve done more or less all season long.
It’s certainly not the best thing for me but it’s not up to me and sometimes you have to adapt to what the manager says.
Nicklas Bendtner will be hoping to clarify his role at the club ahead of a rumoured ‘clear out’ at the Emirates, with a handful of first-teamers moving on, as Wenger aims to bring silverware back to North London.
With just two goals against his name this campaign, Nicklas Bendtner has failed to force his way into Wengers plans. With other club forwards such as Andrei Arshavin (35 apps, 6 goals) and Marouane Chamakh (27 apps, 7 goals) also falling short of recent expectation, Wenger may chose a new centre forward as a priority during pre-season.
Let’s see if Nicklas Bendtnercan pull it together and produce the goods for the Gunners.