Bendtner’s fitness issues only adds to Wenger’s striking problems.
The chances of Arsenal signing a striker in the January transfer window has significantly increased as Nicklas Bendtner faces two months out with an ankle injury, reports the Sun.
The Dane picked up the problem during the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day and with Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo also out, manager Arsene Wenger is left with just Lukas Podolski as an available forward.
Many predicted that it would be the Gunners’ lack of strength in depth in certain positions that would be their downfall in the Premier League title race and Wenger needs to ensure this doesn’t happen by acting quickly.
Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko and Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov have both been scouted by the Frenchman, whilst in-form Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa is considered too expensive at £34m.
Whatever happens the news about Bendtner will not be welcomed by the north London club, despite the fact that the 25-year-old has been considered a poor signing for some time.
The Denmark international has found the net twice for the team so far this season, but is still strongly linked with a move away after performing below par for a number of years.
However, in the current climate Wenger cannot afford to let any attackers leave the Emirates Stadium and fans at the club will be desperately hoping the 64-year-old makes a move in the transfer market sooner rather than later.
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