Arsene Wenger still believes Nicklas Bendtner has a future at Arsenal despite his second consecutive loan spell and the player admitting he did not want to return to the Emirates again.
The Danish international spent the entire 2011/12 season with Sunderland, often playing as the lone striker and had a relatively successful campaign with the 13th placed side where he notched 8 goals.
The 24 year old then made a summer loan move to the Italian giants where he will spend the remainder of the 2012/13 season, and if he performs well in Serie A there may be an opportunity for a rejuvenation of his career at Arsenal according to Wenger.
The Frenchman told Corriere dello Sport (as reported on skysports):
He can do well in Italy
He’s a top player for me, but he’s had difficulties here. You can’t doubt the player’s value though.
We believe in him and that is why we only gave him to Juventus on loan.
I think he can resolve his problems with us and prove himself. We believe in him.
I was surprised that the ‘great’ Dane was not sold permanently over the transfer window especially as he himself was looking to leave the Emirates for good, but does he actually have a future at Arsenal?
It is hard to imagine the self titled ‘best striker in the world’ in red and white again especially after he has disrespected the club with past statements but they were made out of frustration over his lack of playing time.
Personally I would prefer the Danish striker over Chamakh, but his attitude hasn’t exactly helped his cause. If Bendtner enjoys the a decent season with Juventus you never know what will happen, but as he will enter the final year of his contract next summer he will most likely be sold.
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