Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Arsene Wenger: 'Nicklas Bendtner in squad for West Bromwich Albion'

Arsene Wenger: 'Nicklas Bendtner in squad for West Bromwich Albion'

On-loan Juventus striker Nicklas Bendtner in action against Torino on December 1, 2012
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared that Nicklas Bendtner is in line to make his first appearance for the club in over two years against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow night.

Bendtner last featured for the Gunners in August 2011 but has returned to the Emirates this season, with Wenger blocking his deadline-day move to Crystal Palace after being left with limited options in attack.

Wenger included the Dane among his substitutes for last weekend's 3-1 win over Stoke City, with the forward now competing for a return to the starting XI at the Hawthorns.

In an e-mail to Arsenal fans yesterday Wenger said: "We have a Capital One Cup game at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday and I will rotate the team, of course.

"Nicklas Bendtner has a chance to be involved but Jack Wilshere will not play. Rotating the squad is important, we will need everyone to play their part."

The 25-year-old is no stranger to the League Cup, scoring seven goals in the competition during his formative years at the Emirates.
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