Time to Deliver – Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner is a very confident, talented and perhaps an arrogant player. He had a successful spell at Birmingham and last season got his chance in the first team, although somewhat sporadic. His first season was a reasonable success, and he endeared himself to the Arsenal fans by scoring the winning goal against Spurs. He has had a fractious relationship with Adebayor, and last season this was self evident with the two reluctant to pass to each other.
Bendtner has not been prolific this season, though he is not the only one of our strikers to suffer this season. Adebayor is out injured for three weeks, this gives the Dane the opportunity to establish himself and make Wenger think twice about who his number one striker is, Adebayor or Bendtner.
In this instance, Bendtner knows that he is not in the team for one game, but he has a ran of games against Fenerbahce, Manchester United, Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa, Manchester City and probably Dynamo Kiev. This run of games will probably decide his future at the club. Score goals and perform well and Wenger will realise that we are no longer looking for potential but that Bendtner is the real deal, if on the other hand Bendtner performs as he has done so far this season, and Wenger has every right to look for a new striker in the summer or even January.
The next three weeks are make or break time for Bendtner and Arsenal