Wenger backs Bendtner to shine
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has backed under-fire striker Nicklas Bendtner to shine and praised the youngster for showing more of his power and pace this season.
The Danish frontman – who has bagged 11 goals this campaign – played out a decent game against Blackburn yesterday and put through Theo Walcott who went on to set-up the first goal for Andrey Arshavin.
Despite that, Bendtner spurned several opportunities to make it 2-0 during the second half. Frustrated Gooners appeared angry at the apparent poor finishing, but Arsene Wenger remains adamant that Bendtner will make it big.
“I am pleased with his overall contribution. He didn’t finish well but he played well. I think after he missed the first chance he took too long on the second one.
“Then it becomes a problem for you. What is most important is that he creates the chances because once he scores one he will score three or four. He is always in the situation and his first touch was much better today and his movement was good. The rest will come along.
“He likes to play as the lead striker and he has power and pace. He understands the game and he’s only 20 years old, people forget that. I think it completely wrong to boo him. The fans clapped him when he moved off the pitch. They were not happy when he missed the
chance but overall I feel the fans are behind him.”
Bendtner could start again on Tuesday night as Arsenal take on Hull City in the delayed FA Cup quarter final at Emirates Stadium.
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