Five players Gunners boss Wenger may axe when the transfer window re-opens in the New Year.
The Dane’s fate depends largely on Wenger’s willingness to enter the transfer market for a new striker. With Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski both fit and among the goals again, the pressure on Olivier Giroud has lifted slightly in recent weeks but the Frenchman remains Arsenal’s only senior centre forward other than than Bendtner.
The Denmark international returned from a dreadful loan spell at Juventus overweight and determined to leave the Emirates Stadium but Arsenal’s failure to land a striker in the summer forced Wenger to block a variety of moves for Bendtner. He has done little in the past six months to suggest he has enough quality to provide adequate back-up for Giroud and should be sold if the club can sign a replacement.