Bendtner Given Surprise Arsenal Start
Nicklas Bendtner has been handed a place in today’s starting line-up as Arsenal take on Portsmouth later this afternoon.
The Danish striker hasn’t had the amount of playing time he would of liked this season, but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger opted to rest Robin van Persie today and play the gangly frontman Bendtner upfront with Emmanuel Adebayor.
In what is a must-win game for Arsenal, Gael Clichy and aforementioned Adebayor both return to the starting XI – the latter comes back from a suspension.
Sagna – Gallas – Silvestre – Clichy
Eboue – Denilson – Diaby – Nasri
Adebayor – Bendtner
Subs: Fabianski (GK), Toure, Van Persie, Vela, Ramsey, Wilshere, Gibbs.