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'We need one more striker because Bendtner will leave', admits Wenger


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the club are in the market for a new striker, because he ‘knows’ frontman Nicklas Bendtner will leave before the transfer window closes next Wednesday.

A move out of the Emirates Stadium has been mooted for the 23-year-old striker since the end of last season, with several enquries already being made for the Dane this summer.

“We look for one more striker because we know he [Bendtner] will leave and we will be short”, Wenger told reporters in his Friday press conference.

Bendtner’s departure would leave Arsenal with just three natural strikers; Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott and Marouane Chamakh, although youngsters Ryo Miyaichi, Joel Campbell and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are more less-proven options upfront.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have had a bid rejected by Bolton for defender Gary Cahill who is in the final year of his contract with Owen Coyle’s team.

Trotters boss Coyle said earlier today the two clubs are a big distance apart in terms of their valuation of Cahill.


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athlon29
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athlon29
4 years 9 months ago

It must be a little bit cheaper option for the bench, so I’d count with Zarate or Hugo Rodallega. We need to focus on the midfielld, too. The CD-issue will be decided only in the last few hours

MattK
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MattK
4 years 9 months ago

Di Natale anyone? We know he wants Champions League football and he’s a lethal finisher

Gerald Nthala
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4 years 9 months ago

Up to when? am telling you this guy is buying nobody this summer and nothing seem to be positive on Arsenal’s website.

Emmanuel
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Emmanuel
4 years 9 months ago

Wenger pls buy cahil

Al
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Al
4 years 9 months ago

I think he will sign nobody, hope he proves me wrong though.
cahill, m´vila and a top cf would be sweet but i no longer believe in AW

Prof
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Prof
4 years 9 months ago

I AGREE WITH MATTK. DI NATALE IS A PROVEN FINISHER DESPITE HIS AGE.
I CAN SEE WHY HE IS TOP SCORER IN SERIA A FOR TWO YEARS NOW.

Arselicked
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Arselicked
4 years 9 months ago
Bendtner leaving is good news. I wasn’t impressed with him while he was at Birmingham (loan), i’m still not impressed. No pace, no strength, poor first touch and needs 5 chances to score one goal. We have played too many times with strikers that are not good enough. Dudu and Ade were better. AW please, not HUGO RODALLEGA or SALOMON KALOU. Get someone with power, and who can force an issue. Drogba will do for me. He is old but i think in 2 years time one of Theo, Vela, Wellington, Miyaichi, Campbell, Afobe and Freeman would have shown us… Read more »
thundertinygooner
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thundertinygooner
4 years 9 months ago

@MattK:
And he’s cup tied!

soul
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soul
4 years 9 months ago

@MattK: No chance he willretire at U@thundertinygooner: Nope lost so not for group stage. He never leave he is 30 and is Ud

Gerald Nthala
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4 years 9 months ago

But DI NATALE has already featured in Champions League with Udinese he will be cup tied. why not the likes of Facao

krillegooner
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4 years 9 months ago

Great news!
This means that wenger is actually gona sign three players before the window closes…a center half as arsenal have made a bid for cahill today, an striker mentioned above and the a replacement for cesc/nasri! A very busy next week but I’m looking forward to it with delight!!

ilyas
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ilyas
4 years 9 months ago

di natale is already cup tied, and we need more than one coz in january gerv and chamakh are going to the african cup of nations(afcon 2012) and we will be left with RVP only with vela on a season long loan

MattK
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MattK
4 years 9 months ago

Ok so he might be cup tied but would you rather Di Natale in domestic competitions only or Hugo Rodellega just because he can also play in the champions league?

Gerald Nthala
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4 years 9 months ago

believe me if he is signing anyone then they will be cheaper French players.

Scott
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Scott
4 years 9 months ago

Guys,you know 100% Di Natale will never happen,he is 33,so why bother discussing it?

arshav
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arshav
4 years 9 months ago

di natale is not cup tied as ud failed to qualify for group stage of ucl

AFC Fan
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AFC Fan
4 years 9 months ago

(DI NATALE) Not that I want him… but because Udinese are now knocked out of the Champions League, before it has officially started… he is therefore considered NOT cup tied… and can play for a Champions League team… i.e. if Nasri played for us and we were knocked out… then he could still play for Man City in the competition…

K
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K
4 years 9 months ago

@Gerald Nthala: Falcao went to Atletico madrid for 40m euros + 7m in add ons (price according to reports)after they sold aguero to shitty

ziggy
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ziggy
4 years 9 months ago
Everyone keeps going on about Cahill and Jag. Wake up guys, they are not worth the money being demanded, honestly can anyone say they are better than our starting cb,s if fit? Samba is something different.we play a high line and both have no pace.Kos has now got used to PL and has got much better.Jag and Cahill have been found wanting already.Aw gets criticised for not buying English and when he tries to the prices quoted are not realistic.The hypocritical media complain about England not benefiting but also complain when he buys Young English potentials.A year ago he was… Read more »
Dems87
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Dems87
4 years 9 months ago

Di Natale don’t want to move from Udine….last year has rejected an offer from Juventus….
We should buy SOW or CISSE !!!!
for midfielder why not Sneijder?? with 35m it’s done!!!

GunnerMacedonia
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GunnerMacedonia
4 years 9 months ago

this is good, but i wish i could see bentner feature in the man united game. just to compare him with chamakh.
dont know who arsene has in mind, but i just hope him to be better than chamakh and bentner. with a cb, dm and striker i guess we are ready for the whole season

Henning
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Henning
4 years 9 months ago

@MattK: He can’t play for Arsenal in the CL.

WillyG
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WillyG
4 years 9 months ago

Di Natale is cup-tied, as would Nasri if he were to play last Wednesday night and Arsenal lost. Doesn’t matter if it’s Udine doesn’t make it to the Group stages.

Nasgunners
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Nasgunners
4 years 9 months ago

I see him buying atleast four players they are cahill,m’villa,cesc replacement and either rodallega or zarate if he didnot buy any between these two then maybe gignac or sow

AFC Fan
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AFC Fan
4 years 9 months ago

WillyG – just checked and you are right – my information was incorrect – the guy who told me is sacked !!! either way do not want Di Natale

WillyG
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WillyG
4 years 9 months ago

I like Di Natale but I know Wenger would never go for a striker of that age, and furthermore Udinese would never sell a Seria A top scorer cheaply and Wenger is cheap.

TrueGooner
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TrueGooner
4 years 9 months ago
To be honest guys, I am not concern if we buy or not. I will support the team. Do I want a few new players? Yes. But if it doesn’t happen, I am prepare for the up and down of the season ahead. I have the feeling we will come good in a few years time. I want the younger players to play more. The afobes, Myichi, chamberlain Aneke, campbell, jenkinson, miguel etc and hopefully those on loans to get work permit. There playing more will only help there development and hopefully get them used to the league. I am… Read more »
Layksite
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Layksite
4 years 9 months ago

Can anyone tell me if campbell has been offered work permit. Cahil has only a year left on his contract. Dont 4get we sold clichy 4 only 7M because he has only a year left nd Martesaker is rated 6M 4 the same reason. How many of you know that Nasri is worth 40M. So what is special about english players? Do they play anythin other football??

Kevin
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Kevin
4 years 9 months ago

It looks like Park Chu Young is his replacement which isn’t bad because we were not really going to break the bank for a Benzema or Higuain.

stetopgun
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stetopgun
4 years 9 months ago

what the deal with cahil i watched him today he cut a few balls out and apart from that he looked luzy im not sure cahil is the right one for us

benno
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benno
4 years 8 months ago

We need one more forward, two or three midfield, two left backs, one right back
and three centre defenders, not to forget a new board and while we are writing a xmas list how about David Moyes or Owen Coyle.

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