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Bendtner prepares for "big step forward" next week


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Close to a return

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has begun his well-awaited return from injury by taking part in running exercises at London Colney, and the Dane admitted that he faces “a huge step forward” next week as he trains with the ball for the first time in 3 months.

The 22-year-old feels that his troublesome groin problem has finally gone away, while his comments also rubbish reports from the Danish FA which suggested that Bendtner had aggravated the injury.

“My basic form is now fully in place, and I have started to sprint. Next week I’ll try to train with the ball and it will be a huge step forward,” Bendtner told Sporten.dk.

He started up front in all three of Denmark’s World Cup group games, scoring in the 2-1 win over Cameroon, as the 1992 European champions missed out on a place in the last 16.

However, the injury flared up again, meaning Bendtner is likely to be out until mid-October at the earliest.

Leave your thoughts on Bendtner’s possible return in the comments section below.


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dan
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dan
5 years 7 months ago

bol****s,i thought he was out untill 2011

Sam
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Sam
5 years 7 months ago
Yeah agree with Dan. I was hoping he was out for at least a few more months yet and chamakh could happily nail down that starting place. No doubt he’s scored some important goals, but Nicky B has never been for me. He may be young and have time to improve. But I’ve never seen him score anything near a “world class” goal. He’s a championship player and always will be. Everytime I voice an opinion like this I get stick from the “super nick” brigade. But it’s only my opinion I’d like to see chamakh and vela on the… Read more »
jay
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jay
5 years 7 months ago

Guys…didn’t you see Bendtner’s form 2nd half of last season? He’s brilliant player for us.

Chamakh is similar too. I can’t believe the the thinking of some people. I wonder what you lot of thought at Chamakhs open net miss the day.

Daniel
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Daniel
5 years 7 months ago

Sam, if your looking for a ‘world class’ nicky B goal, try his 25 yard pearler off the inside of the post, against everton first game of last season. or his first in the 3-2 turnaround against standard liege. i could give you more, but dont want to rub it in…

pastaface
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pastaface
5 years 7 months ago

@Jay, I thought Chamakh was Bendtner in disguise! LOL

I Like Bendtner, and he done well for us last season, we may have a problem when all our strikers are injury free, but let’s hope for that problem!

Thomas
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Thomas
5 years 7 months ago
@Sam: RvP is really struggling to stay fit. When he´s out, all we have is Chamakh. So Nicky´s return would be suberb – just to have some cover for Chamakh. They are both good players (not world-class, though) and if RvP is out, then we definitely need both of them. And talk about Bendtner being “a championship player” … Really … Come on. I´m just afraid that Nicky could be out longer. Groin injurys are the worst – sometimes they can last for 1-2 years, and it´s difficult to do anything for them (I´ve had some experience with long term… Read more »
chris
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chris
5 years 7 months ago

nicky B is a good player, will probably always be a 12-15 goals a season striker but he does have a good knack for scoring important ones

ed
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ed
5 years 7 months ago
bendtner was brilliant for us last season. 1 of the reasons we kept in the title race for so long and would of done better had he had some help. bendtner not score world class goals? watch blackburn last year when we beat them 6-2, standard liege 1st goal, his goal against hull was pretty good too. people forget so quickly clearly. and dan? you been reading? ha ha thats where you go wrong. this site is more credible than papers such as the sun as this site actually uses quotes. pastaface if arsenal actually get that kind of problem… Read more »
irish gooner
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irish gooner
5 years 7 months ago

great news,we need him fit and playing,15 goals at least this season id say

Sam
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Sam
5 years 7 months ago
Fair play on the everton goal, I didn’t remember that one. All my memories of bendtner have been of frustration and anger. I can honestly say in the 18 years I’ve followed The Arsenal I’ve never seen a worse striker in the red and white, harsh maybe, but again just my opinion. He may well come good and I will get behind any player prepared to put in that shirt. I just have far more belief in the other players we have. I think vela could be an amazing player. He has far more skill than nicky and with a… Read more »
Daniel
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Daniel
5 years 7 months ago

again sam my man, you must be forgetting such greats as franny jeffers, julio baptista, and of course, the wonderful jeremy aliadiere. and i cant say he doesnt frustrate me at times, but come on, he is ours, and he is here to stay, so get behind him man,a bit of confidence would do players like him and almunia a hell of a lot of good! yeah vela has a great future ahead, if he had buried that goal against blackpool, we would be talking about it for years and years to come.

Goonerpower
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Goonerpower
5 years 7 months ago

Well I’m gonna sound like a complete c~&t now but here goes……….he’s sh*t, for me he would have to have a fantastic season and score lots of goals………….hmmmm I rest my case

Hope I’m wrong but without sounding big headed I know I’m not!!

Goonerpower
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Goonerpower
5 years 7 months ago

And dan, that’s 1 goal in the first game dude, what about the 30000 misses.

And I know about the hat-trick against Porto but how many misses

Sorry just my opinion

Sam
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Sam
5 years 7 months ago

@ Daniel

Yeah cheers for reminding me if Ali-Ali-Oh-dear. It’s a good point. As I said before I will always get behind any player who turns out for this wonderful club. I’ve just never warmed to Bendtner. I hate arrogance and I always thought for someone so cock sure of himself he never produced the goods on the field. I would like to see him and chamakh in a 4-4-2 with cesc, song, arsh

Daniel
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Daniel
5 years 7 months ago
goonerpower. all strikers miss chances mate, its about burying em when they count, and if he hadnt got that goal right before half time, we would have lost that game, abd possibly failed to make the last 16. bendtner is one of those players, you get them in all team sports, that are never gunna be the best at what they do, but they always put in 100% effort, and they give you important performances when they count. take wolves at home to keep us in title race, i havent celebrated a goal like that in years, the liege goal,… Read more »
Sam
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Sam
5 years 7 months ago
@ Daniel Yeah cheers for reminding me if Ali-Ali-Oh-dear. It’s a good point. As I said before I will always get behind any player who turns out for this wonderful club. I’ve just never warmed to Bendtner. I hate arrogance and I always thought for someone so cock sure of himself he never produced the goods on the field. I would like to see him and chamakh in a 4-4-2 with cesc, song, arsh and nasri in behind. I think our midfield is immense this year with Theo coming good, nasri showing his real potential and little Mozart rediscovering his… Read more »
ruelando
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5 years 7 months ago

Bendtner is a decent enough player, but always seem to want to do too much with the ball and miss a lot chances (yes he does score some important ones also, but for me it should be a lot more)
I definitely do not see him and Chamakh being of the same class in the link up play and presence in the box, Chamakh has that over him and is better suited for the Arsenal line up. Barring injury Chamakh will get over 15 goals.

Also Vela should be given at least the next three matches to show is stuff

Daniel
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Daniel
5 years 7 months ago
good to hear mate. i can get behind support like that. its the people that say we CANT win the league with almunia in goal that get my balls in a twist. i dont care about what other people say, he is a GOOD keeper. his shot stopping is second to not mant keepers in the league, fair enough his command of the area and his coming for crosses are not the best, but alot of thats down to poor defence last season. alot of it is paper talk, like the goal at liverpool would have beaten 99% of keepers… Read more »
Sam
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5 years 7 months ago
I don’t think we can’t win the league, but I think almunia makes it harder for us. He is a good shot stopper on his day, and more Barcelona type performances and not Birmingham ones will go a long way to silencing his critics, I have to disagree in the Liverpool goal though. It was hit with power but for a keeper in this league to be beaten at his near post is criminal. I think the difference this year will be the defence, spurs are welcome to that useless lazy gobshite gallas, and Kocienely looks quality. Lots of people… Read more »
Steveo
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Steveo
5 years 7 months ago

Lummox !!!

Ricky
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Ricky
5 years 7 months ago
Sam says: September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm Yeah agree with Dan. I was hoping he was out for at least a few more months yet and chamakh could happily nail down that starting place. No doubt he’s scored some important goals, but Nicky B has never been for me. He may be young and have time to improve. But I’ve never seen him score anything near a “world class” goal. He’s a championship player and always will be. Everytime I voice an opinion like this I get stick from the “super nick” brigade. But it’s only my opinion I’d… Read more »
Daniel
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Daniel
5 years 7 months ago
well we are certainly in a good position at the moment guys, i would certainly have taken 2nd place going into the first int’l break after the tough start we had. i’ve not seen much to suggest chelsea are any stronger than we are. i think squad wise, we edge them in numbers. they have no real back up for there 2 centre halfs, they just seem to get more luck with injuries than us. they have had such an easy start that i reckon any of last seasons top 8 would have 9 points from those first 3 games.… Read more »
Pangy
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Pangy
5 years 7 months ago
Guys, goals aren’t the measure of everything. You have to watch his work rate and see the amount of assists Bendtner supplies which end up being goals. His hold up play has saved us on so many occasions. I honestly think he gets way too much stick. And where does this so-called arrogant attitude come from? Whenever I see him being interviewed, he’s always come across as being a decent enough chap willing to give his all. Don’t believe everything you read in the papers. The Sun isn’t the font of all knowledge. So, stand up and support your players… Read more »
Pangy
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Pangy
5 years 7 months ago

And all this talk about “world class goals”. WTF? Goals are goals. Besides, how many “world class teams” are in the Premiership? We need dirty goals more often than most. And that’s where he comes in with his strong hold up play and height.

I’m not one of the Bendtner Brigade, but he certainly scored more important goals than Vela. Like someone else said earlier, he has saved our bacon and kept us in the race many times. Let’s not get too blinded by the headlines.

GET BEHIND YOUR TEAM!

matthew
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matthew
5 years 7 months ago
alot of u so called arsenal fans make me laugh most of you dont even know bendtners potential he is a super talent and just live on the misses and mistakes he hasdone in the past. People have to realise that werent the real side to him and his got real talent if you watch him for Denmark he is arguably their best player makes things happen for them and has a good goals ratio… his technique for a big guy is very good he has gd dribbling and vision and can mix it up with his aerial strengths etc… Read more »
aravindvr
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aravindvr
5 years 7 months ago

Brilliant Player….
World Class Target Man…better thn Adebywhore of Shitty ,Zlatan of Milan and BowbowTov of Manure…
An essential component in Arsenal Setup especially in European games….

Impeccable1
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Impeccable1
5 years 7 months ago
Bendtner looks awkward sometimes but he has a knack of scoring important goals and is a very important squad player for us. The sooner he recovers from his injury the better it will be for us as we’ll have more options. I must say the squad is looking good. We just need to support Almunia now because he’s the NO.1. The window is closed and there is nothing else that can be done. I agree with Daniel’s suggestion regarding the Goalkeeping Order. Almunia #1, Szczesny should be promoted to No.2 and Mannone – 3 with Fabianski going on loan with… Read more »
Johnson
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5 years 7 months ago

Bentner is a great player who as all ARSENAL FANS know has scored very important goals for us..His presence is greatly needed now that RVP is out injured.I would like to see him team up with Chamark..All said and done he should also try to convert the chances he gets..Quick recovery

jena
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jena
5 years 7 months ago

Hey bendtner fans, its hard to swallow, but he is not a world class player. A player for the bench for our Arsenal squad. I do not fancy him to be our main striker coz he has nothing more to offer besides his physical presence.
He is one of the many average players that Wenger has forced on us over the past few seasons

Little Dutch
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5 years 7 months ago
Bendtner scored 9 goals and got 5 assists in the last 12 games of lasts eason. But apparently he’s a championship player because none of them were from 40 yards out, or scored courtesy of three stepovers. Jesus, did I miss something? Do goals count triple from outside the box? If yu want goals fit for a YouTube compilation, we have plenty of players to do that. If it’s the last mintue and you need a scrappy header or close range tap in, Bendtner is pretty much the only player in our squad that does it and his goals to… Read more »
Moose Specialist
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Moose Specialist
5 years 7 months ago

whether you like Bentner or not we need cover and good competion for each position. currently we have niether and can’t be good.

Migz
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Migz
5 years 7 months ago
Super, Super Nick, Super, Super Nick, Super , Super Nick, Super Nicklas Bendtner! Give the guy a break, he’s still young and is steadily improving. It’s been said before but I’ll say it again, he needs to be played as a centre forward more often. A lot of the time he’s played out wide and one thing he hasn’t got is the ability to run past players. He is a decent aerial threat but it is wasted at Arsenal what with Sagna & Clichy’s non-existent crossing threat. He’s one for the future, many older top level strikers were doing nothing… Read more »
Goonerpower
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Goonerpower
5 years 7 months ago

Pangy, we are behind the team, but the bottom line is nick is a striker and errm should be scoring goals, that’s the whole point. I don’t care if he scores 35 goals from 25 yards or from 6 yards, but he don’t! And what’s it’s about when your a striker.

Goonerpower
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Goonerpower
5 years 7 months ago

Little Dutch, look at how many chances he had seen as your into your stats? I don’t think he is a championship player, he’s just not good enough for us that’s all.

I will continue to support him and pray that I’m totally wrong, but first let’s stop him being injured all the time.

gt
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gt
5 years 7 months ago

Bendtner is one of our top players at arsenal, just behind cesc and RVP. Regardless of what you think of him, we should support him.

mark paul hooker
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mark paul hooker
5 years 7 months ago
what is all this about bendtner fans? i,m an arsenal fan and having everybody fit in our squad gives us options and thats what we need. the squad is god.who knows what world class is? we are in europe and play against european sides amongst which nik has scored against some of the top ones including a hat trick against porto. of coarse he should be confident. shrinking wallflowers may be fine at a cheese and wine party but on a football field i want to see 11 men in our shirt with self belief getting a 100 percent support… Read more »
Gunningooner
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Gunningooner
5 years 7 months ago

this guy should be the ideal replacement for Eduardo

Olaniran Emmanuel, Lagos, Nigeria
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Olaniran Emmanuel, Lagos, Nigeria
5 years 7 months ago

Bendtner might not be a world class but he has been so wonderful for us scoring unexpected and great goals for us last season. He kept us going for so long. At this moment, Bendtner needs our prayers and support.

blunted gooner
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blunted gooner
5 years 7 months ago

any doubters take a look at this, he improved alot last season and had a good world cup. I can’t wait for him to come back!

john jenson
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john jenson
5 years 7 months ago

dont forget this man is in our team this year

LOL
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LOL
5 years 7 months ago
You are out of your minds if you think he is good enough for a top 10 team. He’s one of the worst strikers we’ve ever had. His touch is beyond abismal and he doesn’t even win in the air as often as anyone would think. You can say he scored important goals…but the lack of contribution to build up play and the chances he’s missed means that if we had a world class striker playing where he plays we would of made at least 12 or so more goals. He drifts out wide too…so when crosses are put in,… Read more »
true gooner
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true gooner
5 years 7 months ago

people r forgettin bendtner iz still young he haz plenty of time 2 improve im sure he will b great 4 da future jus look at wat he did 2wards da end of lst season wen hez FULLY FIT we wudnt hve stayed in da title hunt 4 aslong as we did wiv out him n hiz crutial goals , yes hez missed a few but hez only young he will improve especially unda da best managa ARSENE WENGER!!!

poppy
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poppy
5 years 7 months ago

Bendtner is one of our best strikers of all time. He’s not quite the standard of Drogba, but he will be. All you bendtner haters can go support the spuds. He is pure class. We are lucky to have a world class striker of his sort in our club, I enjoy watching him when im at the stadium, some of you guys are spoilt.

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