Arsene Wenger has admitted that Nicklas Bendtner could be used by Arsenal this season as the chance of the striker finding a new club recede.
Despite being linked with countless clubs, including Hull, West Brom and Crystal Palace in the last week, Bendtner’s wages have made a transfer away almost impossible.
And at today’s press conference, the Arsenal manager said he hasn’t ruled out bringing the Dane back into the team.
“The chance for him to leave now is very small,” he said. “If he comes back well and gets fit, I will use him.”
Arsenal are light on striking options, and Bendtner is currently the second highest goalscorer at the club from the current squad with 45. Only Theo Walcott has scored more (63).
There’s still time for an emergency deadline day loan, like in the last two transfer windows, but like with players coming in, we’re not holding our breath.