Arsene Wenger willing to give Sanogo and Bendtner a chance.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he will give Nicklas Bendtner and Yaya Sanogo a chance to prove themselves before deciding if he will buy a new striker.
The Gunners were heavily linked with a centre forward in the summer, with Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Demba Ba all reported targets.
Although the club were unable to finalise a deal for a senior striker, 20-year-old Sanogo arrived on a free transfer and Bendtner returned from an unsuccessful loan spell with Juventus.
Olivier Giroud has started the season in sparkling form but Arsenal have continued to be linked with a January move for a forward.
However, Wenger says he will wait until December before deciding whether to buy in the winter transfer window.
On Bendtner, who will return to training in ‘two or three days’ he added: “It is a fantastic opportunity for him.
“Honestly, he was supposed to go but he stayed and once he did, you have to consider him as a full member of the squad. If he deserves to play in front of Giroud, he plays in front of Giroud. It is as simple as that.
“He will be in the squad against West Brom (for a Capital One Cup clash on Wednesday) for sure.
“He is not a bad boy. He is a good guy. He lost his way a little bit, he took the easy path, but there are some instances in your career when players think this is the moment for them. He has got the message.”