Bendy: I'm in good Nik...

Nicklas Bendtner nicked a goal against Sunderland in the 2-0 win at the Emirates on Saturday and now he has held court with Her Majesty’s Press to remind them just how, er, potent he can be.
Bendtner says he is adamant he will fire the goals to lead us to the title and he told the Sun: “I’ve been ready to do that for quite a long while. It’s nothing new to me. It’s difficult being out. Coming back for me was really important. All I’ve got to do now is show the manager he made the right choice. I’m sure he has and I’ve got to show it on the pitch.”
Bendtner believes we can win the title despite trailing leaders Chelsea by six points and two behind United. He added: “It was very important for us to win. We won and United lost and dropped points and that’s how we want it to be. Of course we believe we can win the title. We believed it at the start of the season and we still believe it now – we’ll fight every minute of the way.”
The Mirror tells us that Arsene Wenger resisted buying a big-name striker in January because he had faith in Bendtner to fill in until RVP returns from his long term ankle injury. And Bendtner says he is ready to prove AW right and the 6ft 4in Dane also joked that he can be the big target man that Arsenal need.
“Well, I can’t get any smaller, so I suppose so,” he said. “All I got to do now is show him he made the right choice. I’m sure he has and I’ve got to show it on the pitch. It’s been very frustrating because I set myself a target at the start of the season, “ he said. “Because of my injury it’s been really difficult to achieve it. I need to score two goals in the remaining games to reach that!
“It’s difficult being out, despite whoever else is out. Coming back for me was really important and I’ve played as a striker from the start of the season and I’ve played on the right, played a bit up front, played everywhere.
“So for me it’s no different than what it was before and of course I’m ready. We still have a few people out but they’ll be back. We have another week now to get all the players back fit and the squad we have now looks really strong. As a player you make a plan, you get injured and you have to make another. And that’s what I’ve done.”
The paper adds that Bendtner is now set to keep his place for Saturday’s trip to Stoke. Bendtner added: “It will be a different game at Stoke and starting point for us. We just have to do what we do and play like we did against Sunderland and I’m sure it will go well.
“But you don’t know what will happen in the run-in. Last season United didn’t win any of the games against the big four and they still won the League. That just shows everything can happen. We have a great group, all the young players have proved they belong to the top level.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail carries a report saying Eduardo still won’t watch the tackle that could have ended his career. It was two years ago today that a lunging challenge by Birmingham’s Martin Taylor left Eddy floored with a broken fibula and an open dislocation of his left ankle.
Eduardo was sidelined for a year and did not enjoy regular first-team football again until this season. ‘I haven’t seen (the tackle), no way, and I don’t think about it or talk on the subject,’ he said. I don’t like to be reminded of negative things, I only try to think positively.’
The injury ruled Eduardo out of Euro 2008 and he was restricted to just four appearances for the Gunners last season and he started this season with a goal in the 6-1 win at Everton – his first League strike since the day to forget at St Andrew’s.
Two-and-a-half years after arriving from Dinamo Zagreb, he is now desperate to look forward and win trophies with Arsenal, says the Mail. ‘That’s what I really want, in two years, three years or even this year,’ he said.  ‘With every year that passes the team is getting more mature, better. When you come to a club like Arsenal, which is already in the top 10 in the world, you can only improve.
‘I don’t dream of playing for anyone else, everything is here. We can win the Champions League and the Premier League. ‘I was delayed a little, standing still for a year,’ he said. ‘It it hadn’t happened, I could have learned a lot of things, been more experienced and played in big games. But now that I’m back, I’m gradually feeling better. I can do everything that I could before.’ That’s your lot this morning – check back for breaking news on the rip-roaring Reds.

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