Olsen puts pressure on Bendtner

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Danish national team manager, Morten Olsen, has urged Nicklas Bendtner to sort out his future and find regular football.

Speaking to sporten.dk, Olsen said Bendtner had shown maturity in his decision to leave Arsenal but advised him not to let his career pass him by.

“No footballer wants to look back on a career as a 35-year-old and remember that you sat on the bench constantly”, he said. “Nicklas must play now, and he knows that too.

“I also think that Nicklas is showing maturity by leaving Arsenal. He loves the club because he has been there since he was quite young, but it’s time to start over again. He needs a club where he can start from scratch, and it must happen with some humility”.

Bendtner was left out of Arsenal’s Asian tour so he could discuss a move to an as yet unknown club. Borrusia Dortmund have again denied interest in him while Hamburg would struggle to match the financial demands of both Arsenal and the player. However, Olsen feels the Bundesliga could be the perfect place for Bendtner.

“It’s a great place to come to develop and it would also be a great league for Nicklas. There is tremendous competition, large modern stadiums and good money. More and more of the biggest players take to the Bundesliga. It’s almost become trendy!”

Last month Bendtner was urged to be more realistic in his choice of new club while this week reports in the English press have linked him with Fulham and Aston Villa.

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Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo

So no cunt can “First!” The losers.

NorthernGoon
NorthernGoon

I think your contribution to this topic should be silence 🙂

Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo

Oh, the irony!

dan werren
dan werren

3rd :p

manfredi
manfredi

he will score 20 goals for fulham nxt season…

Dougiefresh
Dougiefresh

Super Bendtner!!still think he ain’t that bad…just not good enough for arsenal!

Gunship
Gunship

If only he could empty his cup and learn…too arrogant and while I have no problem with someone having super confidence…some humility will do him good, I still believe he can be a good player with more playing time. All the best B52!!

Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo

A good striker who could be great in a different team. He’s a square peg in a round hole with Arsenal.

Korslund
Korslund

Could use him in January. Proven his goalscoring when given the chance over time. Unlucky with injuries last season. He was immense from january-april 2010, scoring 13 goals or something, add that to some assists, and has scored some pretty important goals in his Arsenal time.

As blogger mentiones a lot, he has a good goalratio vs games.

Misunderstood by fans and given a lot of undeserved stick.
Will applaud him if he returns with another club, but if he goes to another english club i think we might regret it.

Will be sad if he leaves. Has to be replaced. Imagine an injury to RvP in january. Who do we play up front? Vela? Arshavin?

Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo

A: Chamakh, just as we did at the beginning of last season when RVP was unavailable.

Gervinho is going to challenge Arshavin and Walcott for a starting spot, and one of those three will take Bendtner’s “wide-on-the-right” minutes as second-half substitutes. If Vela is also expected to stay and compete for a place, then that’s even more crowding at the wide forward positions. I see no reason to replace NB52 directly.

As for his goals-to-games ratio, yes it has been good. He provided some crucial goals a couple of seasons ago. Yet last year this was not the case. He appeared to be a flat-track bully, instead. I haven’t looked to verify, so correct me with facts if I am forgetting, but I do not remember very many assists. He never was much of a provider, I don’t think.

And then there’s the issue of his first touch, which kindly stated is inconsistent, and regrettably let him down in what could have been a career-altering moment (for many people!) at the Camp Nou.

A different style of play with another team willing to stick him up top will suit him for sure. Like Olsen, I have thought the Bundesliga would be a good fit.

Korslund
Korslund

Chamack, Gervinho –> ACN

Gnasher
Gnasher

Better or worse than Chamakh?

Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo

Better than ’11 Chamakh. Worse than ’10 Chamakh.

Badaab
Badaab

I, for one, cannot wait to see the back of Big Nick the Clumsy. While his scoring record is good for us, his misses record is better. With Chamakh at full strength for a campaign (and yes, I know African Cup of Nations is upon us again), I think we’ll be better off with him on set pieces than Bendtner in the box. Big Nick just isn’t a natural header of the ball, and doesn’t throw his weight and height around well enough for a man of his size- especially a striker. Now if he went on loan someplace, learned to play as someone who led the line and actually included other players in the build up and shooting, and maybe learned to head the ball on target, I’d be okay with him returning. But the lad needs to learn that football is a team game, first and foremost.

Agent Marlboro
Agent Marlboro

buy bendtner get almunia free =D

Professor Plum
Professor Plum

Personally, i like Barry – And i agree with arseblog that he’ll score goals given the right formation and position. has everyone forgotten a few years ago when he played up front and scored 10 in 11 games i think it was?