Arsenal Transfer Prospects: The 8 Best Replacements for Nicklas Bendtner

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Arsenal Transfer Prospects: The 8 Best Replacements for Nicklas Bendtner
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There is no denying the calibre and talent of Nicklas Bendnter. The Arsenal sharp shooter boasts quite an ego and has a high regard for his ability, often stating the quality he can produce.

Last season, World Football witnessed the high octane football that the Danish striker can contribute, as the 23-year-old eradicated the absence of Robin van Persie and the poor form of Eduardo Da Silva to become an efficient lone striker during a tough season for the Gunners. Bendtner finished the season with 12 goals, 15 had materialized in 2008-2009.

However, injuries and the sheer brilliance of Robin van Persie have restricted Bendtner's efforts this season with the Denmark international mustering only 28 appearances and nine goals.

Van Persie's new year form of 18 goals in 17 appearances since January, coupled with Arsene Wenger's inability to effectively rotate his young squad, has resulted in lapses of form and confidence for Bendtner, which coincided with Arsenal's horrific demise of the last three months.

As the North London giants strong season crumbled with the Carling Cup final defeat to Birmingham City at the conclusion of February, which extended their notorious trophy drought to sixth successive seasons, Bendtner rarely received opportunities, contributing three starts in the EPL.

Wenger opted to utilize his imposing forward as an impact substitution, predominantly on the wing, where the 23-year-old struggled to enforce his presence.

Bendtner has now stated his intentions and desire to depart the Emirates after enduring a frustrating season, and naturally, a number of clubs begin to show heavy interest. Wenger is rumoured to be able to command up to £15 million for the Danish striker, and it is unlikely the Frenchman will attempt to maintain Bendnter's presence.

The potential departure of Bendtner will introduce extra funds to an already increased transfer budget for Wenger. With a number of high calibre strikers on offer, the French tactician has the ideal opportunity to secure the services of quality strike force as replacements for the talented Nicklas Bendtner.

This slideshow states the eight best strikers Wenger can target as Nicklas Bendtner's replacement.

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