Bendy was a target for Barcelona...yeah, right!

Our two new signings feature in today’s papers and before you get too excited over your cornflakes I am talking about Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner, who have both signed new deals for the glorious Gunners.
The Sun’s coverage this morning makes them sound like a kids TV double act as they tag them ‘Den and Ben’.
However, for once, it seems the Daily Mirror has he scoop on its rivals as the paper’s John Cross claims an exclusive with an interview with Bendy’s dad. He reports: Nicklas Bendtner snubbed Barcelona, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich before signing a new five-year contract at Arsenal. Bendtner’s father and agent Thomas said: “Many clubs wanted to sign Nicklas, and some of them are among the biggest clubs in the world.
“It would have been very easy to find a new, great club for him, and when the biggest clubs join in, then it is really flattering for Nicklas. But still Nicklas was never in doubt, that what he wanted the most was to stay in Arsenal. It has taken a long time to finish the contract, but the two parties have never doubted, that they wanted each other in the end.
“He is so happy for his new contract, and the most important thing is, that he, in Arsene Wenger has a manager, who shows him a lot of confidence. Wenger gives Nicklas space and time to develop both as a person and a player, and that is really unique on football’s top level. Nicklas feels, it is ideal for him to stay in Arsenal.”
Meanwhile, the Mail reports that Russian doll Andrey Arshavin faces ‘upsetting Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after the forward revealed his desire to play for Russia despite suffering with a groin injury’.
It reports our little darling has been en ruled out of his country’s World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on Saturday, but is determined to stay with the squad and be ready in time to face Wales on Wednesday week.
It continues that Arshavin had turned to medics at his former club Zenit St Petersburg in the hope that he could play for Russia in his hometown this weekend, but now his sole focus is being ready for the clash at the Millennium Stadium.
‘It is still not clear, but there is a chance I can recover for Cardiff,’ the 28-year-old reportedly told the paper. ‘I really want to be on the pitch. There are still several days and it might be long enough. I’d already had a knock, but in the match against Manchester United I reached for the ball, failed, and felt a sharp pain.’ 
While you have to admire his desire, let’s hope our comrade misses out and stays fit for the visit to Manchester City.

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