Many expected Bendtner to move on permanently over the summer, even Wenger admitted that the Danish international was in talks with other clubs in a bid to secure more first team action. Bendtner, who is ineligible for Sunday’s game at Emirates Stadium, spoke out at displeasure for Arsenal and stated that he will not play for Arsenal again. Wenger isn’t quite so certain, and has praised the ‘Great Dane':
In our job, you never say never. You do always what is right for your club. If it is right for the Club to get Nicklas Bendtner back, the Club will do it.
I know Nicklas very well. I like him as a player. I know as well that he likes to talk but that is part of his personality. You will never get that out of him.
It will not only depend on us, it will depend on him. But we are not there yet – there is a long way to go. He is at Sunderland for the season – we wish him well. It is important he plays, he has quality and he must show that.
Bendtner is a quality player, and will become a decent forward with more playing time. A loan move is a useful situation for Arsenal as if he has a successful season he can either be sold for a decent amount or come back for first team contention. Personally, Bendtner has more quality than Chamakh and would have been a useful player this season, especially for Carling and FA Cup matches, so hopefully he does return at the end of this season or a proven, successful replacement is brought in.