Bendtner Wins Danish Player & Goal Of The Year 2009 Gongs
Nicklas Bendtner has claimed his most prestigious award yet after being named the Danish Footballer of the Year for 2009.
The award was presented to the injury-striken front-man in a special programme called Dansk Fodbold Award on the TV2 television network in his homeland. The prize is decided upon by Danish journalists who all agreed that Nicklas was the rightful successor to Martin Laursen’s crown. The 21-year-old is one of the youngest to every collect the gong to which he will add to his Danish Young Footballer of the Year award. Nick also scooped the award for Danish Goal of the Year in the ceremony in Copenhagen.
The news was welcome for both Bendtner and his fans after confirmation that he would be out of action for Denmark and Arsenal over the forthcoming 4-6 weeks after having key-hole surgery on a troublesome groin strain. The official line from the club is that it was only minor and that the operation was carried out by a groin specialist in Germany.
Nicklas aggravated the problem during the 3-0 win over Tottenham on the 31st of October and Arsene Wenger has sanctioned the surgery in a bid to cure the niggling injury which has previously kept Nicklas out for short spells. However, he has managed two Premier League goals this term and a fully fit and firing Bendtner will no doubt be a welcome addiction to Arsenal’s already rampant strike-force. Don’t say you were not warned.