No more big-time Bendtner: I’m so humble at new Arsenal chance

Nicklas Bendtner

Forgotten Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has admitted he is humbled to get another opportunity to make an impact under Arsene Wenger.

The once-unwanted striker will make his comeback for the Gunners in tonight’s Capital One Cup clash at West Brom more than two years since he last turned out for the club.

And the Dane, who has been on loan at Juventus and Sunderland during his time away from the Arsenal, took to Twitter to reveal he is delighted to be given a second chance by the north London outfit.

Bendtner never lacked confidence in his own ability and never missed the chance to tell people how good he thought ht was.

He could have once accused of being a “big-time Charlie” but he wrote: “Very pleased to be involved again after very hard work to come back. Many thanks to the staff. Give it everything #humble #newstart.”

Wenger wants Bendtner to repay the faith he has shown in him and said:  “He has responded with a good attitude in training and good, hard work. The real response that he can show is at West Brom.

“He had nearly gone somewhere else and in the end he stayed because it didn’t work out and we needed him here. Now he can convince everybody.

“We are open minded, we believe in his qualities. I believe in his qualities. It’s just down to attitude and fighting spirit. When he has that, Nicklas can be unstoppable.”


Arsenal’s squad for the game tonight:

4 Per Mertesacker

5 Thomas Vermaelen

8 Mikel Arteta

13 Emiliano Viviano

17 Nacho Monreal

20 Mathieu Flamini

21 Lukasz Fabianski

23 Nicklas Bendtner

25 Carl Jenkinson

30 Ju-YoungPark

31 Ryo

37 Chuba Akpom

40 Hector Bellerin

42 Thomas Eisfeld

44 Serge Gnabry

45 Isaac Hayden

53 Kristoffer Olsson

60 Alex Iwobi

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