Sunderland seal Bendtner loan deal

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Nicklas Bendtner will spend the season on loan with Sunderland. The Danish striker sealed a deadline day deal with Steve Bruce having seen his name linked with Stoke City, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers in a breathless day of negotiations.

A statement on the Sunderland website confirms that the 23-year-old will again join forces with Steve Bruce, who had previously coached Bendtner during a loan spell at Birmingham City.

Speaking about the deal, Steve Bruce remarked:

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Nicklas previously. I had him as an 18-year-old and he helped clinch promotion for Birmingham.

“He’s an outstanding talent and is a big, physical presence who will lead the line magnificently for us.”

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The pope
The pope

Just pleased it wasn’t Stoke really. I wouldn’t mind seeing him back with us.

Jamie
Jamie

Would have liked to keep him as a backup and see Chamakh out myself.

arseblog
Admin

Me too but glad he didn’t go to Stoke

I Bleed Red
I Bleed Red

Agreed

rains
rains

Yeh, I’m glad they got that lanky hoofing clogger and not our… lanky…er hoofing…
er….yeh.
He’ll be much better off at Sunderland.
I hope he scores a bucket load, just not against us, and we end up playing him where he belongs or selling him for good money.

carlos
carlos

just pleased to see the back of him. just not good enough for the Arsenal. wish him luck tho…Not exactly the barca move he wanted is it.!!

Truegooner
Truegooner

Seems like a good fit for him. Wish him well, glad he’s gone.

Chris
Chris

Think that leaves us very short up front. Rvps dodgy ankles, chamakhs dodgy ability and jh parks dodgy shirt selling plan, means we should have signed that Belgian forward everyone was talking about (Schor de Ghole)

Witoldo
Witoldo

I like that it’s a loan deal. Bendtner has shown flashes of quality during his Arsenal career (leading the line down the stretch in 2009-2010, that massive goal against Ipswich last season). If he has a big season at Sunderland, we can include him in the plans for next year (especially if RVP wants to move on) or sell him along for a bigger profit.

ken

If he got his head right, I really wouldn’t mind him being a real contender for our out-and-out striker position.

Mr Jackson
Mr Jackson

When Gervinho and Chamakh go to the ANC is it at all possible that Wenger will use RVP/Theo/Park as his three main strikers? **With importance being in that order, obviously**

As a result he can go back to the 4-4-1-1 then MA, YB or AA can play in the DB10 role and provide the forward support that I feel we have been lacking.

Also, when Song goes to the ANC is it fair to say that Frimpong will be our primary DM, and is everyone confident with him being relied upon in such an important position with no available cover? AW may need to sign M’Villa in Jan’ or possibly use Djorou as cover for DM.

Can’t wait for the Swansea game – Come on Arsenal!!!

rains
rains

I never ever want to see Djourou at DM ever again…ever. Not after that horror pass against Newcastle when all he needed to do was feed Theo a nice simple pass in the space in front to potentially win the game, and he passed it behind him. I would much rather see Koscielny there with Mertesacker and Vermaelen at CB when song is out.. He is way more comfortable on the ball and reads the game better.

Jasonissimo
Jasonissimo

A win/win, for Sunderland and Bendtner. For Arsenal, meh. I grant Bendtner has some qualities, but not those that would suit him for a career at Arsenal. He’s the proverbial square peg in a round hole.

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dholio
dholio

Good luck to the big Dane. I always thought he took way too much guff from the fans and the media. He’ll get the minutes at centre forward with Sunderland that he wouldn’t be able to get with us. If he had scored last season against Barcelona, he would’ve been a fucking legend. Would of, Could of, should of . . .

rains
rains

sorry to be pedantic but it’s “would have, could have, should have.”

Lawrence Hunt

It’s not being pedantic, dude. Sooner or later our fans seriously need to learn the basics of spelling and grammar.

Lawrence Hunt

As do the pundits on Match Of The Day and Sky.

TomC
TomC

Sorry to be pedantic but the first word of a sentence should always be capitalised.

Lord Teddy Ears

Shame I would have liked to have him in the team as I still think he can do well as a striker not a bloody right winger.

Get some game time under your belt, get you attitude in check and come back to Arsenal.

perrygrovesworld
perrygrovesworld

Agreed. Had a bit of sympathy for him being stuck out on the wing i must say, clearly out of position. Lets hope he has a good season up there & comes back to us at least half the player he thinks he is & twice the player he is now!

northerngoon
northerngoon

Now this is what I don’t understand, Bendtner had a bad attitude mostly complaining to every man and his dog that he should be ahead of vP and anyone else at the club. He didn’t exactly set us alight with his form and letting us down when we needed him to step up.

Now yes Chamakh has been poor recently but let’s remember he’s been on a 19 hour fast for the last 30 days. Yes the latter half of the season his goal scoring went t pot but his work rate didn’t. He was new to the EPL scored what was it 10 in what 12 games or something daft then was dropped not because of form but because of VP returning. Bring on drop in confidence. Me personally ill keep faith in Chamakh and Sunderland can keep the over-rated, over paid Dane.

perrygrovesworld
perrygrovesworld

Can we get Arsavin on that diet?

Lawrence Hunt

He’s definitely underrated by the majority. The minority that overrate him consists solely of himself and his father. Ten times the player of Chamakh.

BBG
BBG

I think folk are a tad harsh on bendtner! He’s played most of his time out wide when he should be through the middle. As for his attitude, I think it’s similar to scyzney(?), and we praise him for it! Personally I wish him all the best on loan, Hope he scores a ton of goals and shows he can do a job for us next year!

GoonerMonkey
GoonerMonkey

The movement at the club this summer has been astonishing: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/arsenal-s-summer-the-ins-and-outs-

11 permanently moved on. 9 moved in.

I’d like to thank Arseblog and Gunnerblog for their brilliant twitter work last night. All the details coming in as and when they were available.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

You do realise that we have just got rid of the best player in the world?

Dave
Dave

Good riddance not good enough never looked fit an almost ran in slow motion. Would be better at the back lol nik reminds me of Lee chapman, he wasn’t good enough either.

Dave
Dave

An I aint just saying cause he left adebayor is the same bloody rubbish