Nicklas Bendtner claimed he’s doing “all he can” to help end Arsenal’s quest for a trophy that took another blow after Tuesday nights Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea.
The Denmark international led the line for the Gunners and failed to produce. He registered just a single shot all game and on one occasion opted to pass to Ramsey rather than shoot when in a perfectly good goal-scoring situation.
Bendtner’s eventual substitution for in-form striker Olivier Giroud received a mix of jeers and cheers from the Arsenal faithful, something that will do little good to his confidence.
But despite receiving some bad press after the result, he has vowed to keep working hard for the team, and feels very much a part of the club he very nearly left in the summer.
The Dane told the newspaper Daily Mail:
At the moment I’m doing everything I can to help the team win trophies, as we all are.
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I’ve always had strong feelings towards the club and respected the club and that’s something I will never lose.
I’m still here, I’m not sad about it. I don’t regret it. I’m here, part of the group and as professional as any other player.
That’s not just words, you can see it in my matches, in my training and in my commitment.
It’s not often you would use “lack of confidence” and “Bendtner” in the same sentence, however it seems the lack of regular game time has affected his ability to be greedy. He needs to back himself in goal scoring situations.
Despite many Gooners getting on his back, we should remain behind the Dane, especially with the limited amount of match practice he’s receiving at present. It’s hard for him to gain any sort of momentum or form on the pitch.
As Lukas Podolski nears his return to fitness, Bendtner’s chances to playing will slim down even further. But while he remains in red and white we must give him our full support. He’s doing his best.