Gunners lose striker for a month after picking up injury in win over Cardiff.
Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has been ruled out for a month after suffering an ankle injury in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Cardiff City.
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The Dane was the hero against the manager-less Bluebirds after making the all-important breakthrough with a scrappy goal, with just two minutes left on the clock.
Once jeered by the Arsenal fans, the Denmark international is slowly winning round those who had written him off after he spent the last two seasons out on loan.
Last season Bendtner failed to score a single goal for Juventus during a season-long stay in Turin and he returned to North London unfit and keen to leave Arsenal.
But boss Arsene Wenger’s failure to add a new striker to his squad in the summer meant Bendtner has stayed put and has done well when given the chance to deputise for Olivier Giroud.
But Wenger revealed that the 25-year-old sustained an ankle injury that is likely to keep him out for several weeks.
“He is a player who has gone through some difficult periods, so I just want to give him great credit,” said Wenger.
“I told him already today (Wednesday) that he is back to the level I want him to be at, and if he continues to develop like that he will come back into the team.
“Unfortunately he has got injured and it looks like it is not a question of days, but weeks, with a sprained ankle. I am very sad for us, but for him as well.”
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