Nicklas Bendtner looks highly unlikely to be a first-team regular at Arsenal especially after the way he has conducted himself in the last few years. He has stated in the past that he feels ashamed to wear the shirt of Arsenal. However, he said at the start of the season – after failing to secure a move away from the Emirates – that he would play for Arsenal without worrying about the thinks he has said in the past. He also wanted to give 100% commitment to the club. Despite such statements, Arsenal fans were greeted to very poor displays from the striker when he has come as a substitute.
He started in the League Cup match against Chelsea and his performance in that match drew widespread criticism. He did not appear to be interested in playing much to the fury of Arsenal fans, as they saw their team lose 2-0 against their arch rivals. Meanwhile, Denmark national team manager Morten Olsen says that the striker should consider leaving the club in January if he is to be part of the Denmark national team at the 2014 World Cup. Denmark face a fight to qualify for the competition, but they could still make it.
The 25-year-old has only scored for his national team in 2013. “Bendtner scored two great goals for us in the game against Italy, but there were also things he lacked in the match and this only comes through playing games. It is for this reason that he should find something new this winter, and so, we know that well. I think he will make the recommendation to himself and that is the main thing. Footballers want to play football. He has maybe 10 years left to go; he must use them well,” said the Denmark national team manager.