Debate: What Is Bendtner’s Best Position?
In recent months, Arsenal fans would have seen Nicklas Bendtner deployed in many different positions. Left Wing, Right Wing, Lone Striker and Second Striker but the debate today is where do you think Nicklas is used to his full capability?.
Many of use may of seen Nicklas Bendtner play out on the left wing rarely for Arsenal and Denmark. The plus points for Nicklas in this position is his direct dribbling and cutting in onto his right foot. Also, being able to out leap most smaller full backs coming in at the back post for a header.
Many Gooners will have seen Arsenal’s new 4-3-3 formation, similar to a one used in Spain by Barcelona. Nicklas is used out on the Right Wing Forward position and he has been very effective in this position, from wonderful ball control and trickery (An example when he turned Leighton Baines inside out for the first goal at Goodison Park.) To winning flick ons directly from Manuel Almunia’s goal kicks.
Nicklas is equally ready to play in this position too, seeing him on many occasions playing this role. His plus points are being strong, good in the air, good link-up play and can bring others into the game. He has also upped his work rate when he has played this role.
Arsenal and Denmark fans will be with this position. Bendtner usually plays in this position usually partenered by Robin Van Persie or John Dal Tommason with Arsenal and Denmark respectively. Nicklas’s plus points in this role are linking up well with the fellow striker either by winning flick ons or setting up goals with nice passes through the heart of defences. We’ve seen Bendtner and Vela link up magnificently in the Carling Cup with the “big man, little man ” combination.
So it’s now down to you to decide, Arsenal and Denmark fans that see Nicklas play regulary, Where do you think he is at his best ? Let me know in the comments section.
Article by Matthew789