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Nicklas Bendtner unhappy with playing position

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.

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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.

Arsene Wenger Accepts Blame for Arsenal Form

Arsene Wenger has accepted Arsenal have little chance of winning the title now as they sit nine points behind Manchester United with four games to play.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his players lacked “maturity, experience and calm” but he stepped into the firing line after his side’s 2-1 loss to Bolton, saying it is he who should be blamed.

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Arsene Wenger accepts there’s a slim chance

Arsenal’s already-slim chances of pushing for the Premier League title were reduced to a mere mathematical possibilty after Tamir Cohen headed a late winner at Reebok Stadium on Sunday, leaving the Gunners nine points behind Manchester United and three behind Chelsea with four games to play.

Arsene Wenger -squad’s mentality

Arsene Wenger conceded ground in the ongoing debate over his youthful squad’s mentality but he still refused to criticse them publicly, defending them to the point of sacrificing his own reputation by claiming he is at fault for the side’s poor run in recent months.

And to finish off Arsene Wenger said: “I feel the players have had an outstanding attitude this season. They are not to blame. If somebody is to blame, it’s me. I pick the team.

Chris Smalling signed by Manchester United – Wenger too slow

Just a quickie: Manchester United have signed Chris Smalling from Fulham after having a bid accepted by the Cottagers this morning. Arsenal were also in the running but their offer was turned down. Arsene Wenger hinted that the race wasn’t over a few hours hours ago but the United outfit moved quicker and have now wrapped up the deal.

Wenger not to be rushed into buying new talent

Arsene WengerArsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he will not be signing any new players despite the club reporting record earnings for the last financial year.

The savvy Frenchman is believed to have up to £80million to spend should he require it, but has insisted that he has no plans at the moment to spend cash in the transfer market.

Arsene Wenger is happy with the players he currently has at the club and is not tempted to spend any of the club’s recently announced £35million after tax profits.

“There is money to spend but at the moment I am very happy with the squad I have,” said Wenger.

“It’s not because I’m against spending money; I have nothing against spending money. It is not a personal thing, it is just that I have a squad that is strong enough to compete.”

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Olympiacos, he added:”I do not spend money because out of tomorrow’s squad is (Samir) Nasri, (Theo) Walcott, (Nicklas) Bendtner.

“People want me to buy strikers, but where do I put them? I don’t know. I have to then lose players who, for me, are world-class.”

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Jack Wilshere reminds Wenger of Rooney

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has compared 17-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere with Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney.

Both players has hit the headlines at an early stage of their careers and Wilshere has now even been linked with England’s squad for the 2010 World Cup.

“What is good in his case is he reminds me a bit of Rooney when he started, in his belief and his positive attitude to go forwards,” said Wenger.

“For the rest, he has still a lot to learn, relations with other players team-wise, but there are some great basics there.”

He added: “As a manager you do not want a guy to be a star before he has delivered, and maybe here that is more difficult than anywhere else.”

source – skysports news