Last night he scored two goals for Denmark in their 2-2 draw against Italy. Oliver Giroud also got a brace in France’s 6-0 over Australia.
I have wanted to write this post for a long time but time and chance had happened to me. this post has been in my medulla cerebrum since so many fans had developed a type of dislike and hatred for Nicklas bendtner.
Nicklas bendtner was snapped by Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2004 from FC Copenhagen but made his first team debut against Sunderland in October 2005. His successful loan spell to Birmingham City in the Championship of 2006/07 made him a squad regular the following season.
On his return to the club in 2007, Bendtner found himself way behind the pecking order in attack as the Gunners had Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and Eduardo da Silva. In subsequent campaigns, he featured in Cup ties as well as some league fixtures but his big break arrived in the 2009/10 campaign, when the red-hot Robin van Persie was sidelined for a lengthy spell. Bendtner hit double figures that season, as he did in the year before.
after two loan spells to Sunderland and Juventus, Bendtner couldn’t get a move to any team and Crystal Palace due to Wenger’s inability to get a striker during the transfer window. The Great Dane made up his mind to give his all to the Arsenal.
But many still aren’t ready to give the Dane any glimpse of hope. But why?
1. He is a bona-fide Arsenal player. He is not a spurs player nor a united player. why not give him a full arsenal support.
2. He has been at Arsenal the longest. he made his Arsenal debut on Oct 25, 2005. tell who is a current gunner that made his debut earlier than that?
3. His goal scoring record for Arsenal. 45 goals in 160 games equals about a goal in 3 games. that is better than Theo Walcott’s 0.235 goals/game in 293 games
4. His goal against Spurs
5. His last minute, sliding goals
6. He is one of the few players to score an hattrick at the emirates, (even Fabregas never scored a hattrick for Arsenal). he scored his hattrick in that 5-0 demolition of Porto at the emirates in the champions league
7. He is among the top 10 highest scorers of the Wenger era (45 goals) only bettered by Theo walcott currently.
8. He is the most confident Arsenal player, always misunderstood as overconfident. do you stop trying when you fail?
9. He is the only replacement we have for Olivier Giroud. what if anything happens to Giroud, be it suspension or injury. Podolski has not made the top 9 a good place for him, even if he shoots well. Bendtner holds the play well and uses his aerial ability superbly. he has got positioning very well.
10. Highest scoring Dane. Bendtner is almost irreplaceable in Denmark. He carried them on at the Euros 2012 where he was Arsenal’s best player in the tournament even though van pierse was in form. he added two last night against Italy to make it 24 goals in 56 games.
11. He wants to be the best. would you like to have a player that is just satisfied to just play and be termed average? is it wrong to say “I want to be amongst the Worlds best”?
12. He has been played out of position by Wenger. Bendtner rarely played a 90 minutes match and later was shifted to the right wing by the prof. if Bendtner is to succeed , he should play 9
13. His first involvement this season was a success even if he didnt score a goal. but he assisted Thomas Eisfeld and scored his Penalty well in the shootouts.
14. If we can give Flamini a chance after he rejected to sign for us 4 years ago, why cant we give our World Best Striker a chance to make us proud.
Gooners, let us give the Dane a chance. he has a good case. After his pseudo-debut at WBA in the Capitol One cup, this is what he said:
“It was just the feeling I had, being back in the shirt and playing,” Bendtner told Arsenal Player. “The fans giving [me] that reception, I didn’t expect that. It made me very emotional. I think that’s the only way really to explain it.
“I’m not a guy who feels a lot of things and talks about my feelings and stuff like that but I felt something when that happened and that’s very unusual for me. I felt I needed to say it.
“It makes a huge difference [having the fans’ support]. It’s something I would have thought about because in the whole transfer window situation, no one denied the fact that I was trying to leave. The boss also said that they were happy to let me go.
“Then a lot of things happened, a lot of things got turned upside down. In football you can never say never. I ended up being here.
Nicklas bendtner is ours and we must give him a chance. He might score that winning goal.