AC Milan May Now Swoop for Arsenal Forward Nicklas Bendtner

Tim Fontenault@Tim_FontenaultCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2012

Bendtner, seen here scoring against Portugal at Euro 2012, could be Ibra's replacement at Milan.
Bendtner, seen here scoring against Portugal at Euro 2012, could be Ibra's replacement at Milan.Martin Rose/Getty Images

According to Inside Futbol, AC Milan may now be looking towards Arsenal undesirable Nicklas Bendtner as a means of replacing PSG-bound Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Bendtner, 24, has been in the Arsenal system since 2004 and made his first team debut in 2005. Since then, he has been in and out of the lineup, appearing for the club 156 times and scoring 45 times in the process.

With Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski, Gervinho, Theo Walcott, Park Chu Young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and, of course, Robin Van Persie currently ahead of him in the pecking order at Arsenal, there is little reason to believe that the Danish international will stay at the Emirates.

Bendtner turned some heads against Portugal at Euro 2012 with his two goals in a 3-2 loss, but he still hasn't reached the status that has for so long been expected of him.

He may be an ideal fit at Milan. He's only 24 and is a tall, strong power forward the way Ibrahimovic is. When he's on his game he can be lethal. He may be able to prove an excellent partner for Pato at the top of Milan's attack.

He could possibly be bought at a low price and his wages would be minuscule compared to Ibrahimovic's.

Bendtner would be an interesting, yet potentially rewarding player for Milan to bring in. He's never been able to reach his true peak in North London, having so many players to compete with. At the San Siro, he'd be a starter alongside Pato and between the two of them and, either Stephan El Shaarawy, Robinho or Antonio Cassano coming off the bench, Milan could have a very enticing attack.