Emirates striker speaks out about lack of first team starts.
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NICKLAS BENDTNER last night threatened to quit Arsenal unless he becomes a regular starter.
The Danish striker, who has started only two games this season after injury, said: “If the situation doesn’t change and I’m still on the bench at Arsenal, I’ll look for a transfer. That’s obvious.
“I feel I’ve done everything right in getting back to fitness.
“I feel better than before the injury and at that point I was in the starting 11 and close to fulfilling my potential. When I’m 100 per cent fit, I can’t accept sitting on the bench.
“I’m turning 23 soon and it’s important to my development and further career to play regularly.
“I’ll just say that I’m 100 per cent good enough for the starting 11 in Arsenal.
“If my manager feels differently that’s fair, and he’s the one choosing the team, but then I disagree.” (The Sun)
Whilst the Danish international may have a point he could find out that making his frustrations so public he could have shot himself in the foot. The 23 year old was initially out through injury but on his return to fitness has found that Marouane Chamakh had jumped ahead of him in the pecking order and it just so happens the Moroccan is in rich vein of form so it seems unlikely he will be dropped.
Wenger will no doubt have words with Nicklas over this outburst and it may well result in the striker being even less likely to get regular first team football.