By Chris Wright
First Denilson, now Nicky Bendts. Looks like Arsenal will be hemorrhaging some real ‘Grade A’ talent over the next few weeks.
According to Bendtner’s father/agent Thomas, his son/client is almost certain to leave the Emirates this summer in search of his footballing destiny:
“Nicklas is 100% open now to a change of clubs. He has made his decision and he has told it to Arsenal. Nicklas needs to be playing from the start so, sadly, he must leave.
“He wanted to finish the season first, so no-one could say he didn’t fight for a first-team place right until the end.
“There is real interest from both English and German clubs, and Bayern Munich were after him, earlier. It’s very exciting, but talk about Aston Villa is rubbish.”
Poor old Villa, eh?
Any road up, Bendtner has undoubtedly shown that he possesses the chops to mix it at Arsenal on several occasions over the years, but his frustrating lack of consistency has slowed his progression at the club to a crawl during the last 18 months.
To my eye, it seems like he’s stuck in a loop, with his monolithic ego and sporadic talent affording him chances that he then constantly squanders with awkward performances and the odd high-profile blunder leading to him being benched for a while until his monolithic ego and sporadic talent… a vicious circle if you will.
That said, the boy’s still only 23 and still has his best days ahead of him – at least, you’d hope he still has his best days ahead of him.
What say the Gooners out there? Is Bendtner worth trying to hold on to, or is it high-time to ditch that son-of-a-bitch?