Bendtner racks up part of Gunners’ hustle in Rome
By Randy Osae
Nicklas Bendtner and his fellow team-mates raced towards Manuel Almunia to embrace the Spaniard after seeing out a hectic 120 minutes of football – losing 1-0 in normal time but winning 7-6 on penalties.
Danish hotshot Bendtner was fairly lively for the 75 minutes that he was involved in, but Arsenal in whole were not at their best. The 21-year-old faced a combative Roma backline and found it difficult to break them down.
As a result, he was replaced by Eduardo 15 minutes from full-time.
A deserved win followed in what proved to be penalty shoot-out drama.