Plymouth Gooner wrote:
VulgarDisplayofAttackingPower wrote:If he applied himself, he could be a possible world beater, like a Gomez type, a big man who can't do anything except score. Problem is his ego gets in the way.
Nope, wenger playing him on the wing gets in the way!
This was for a short spell toward the end of his Arsenal career due to injuries out wide and lack of opportunities in his preferred position. Personally I've got no time for players who aren't willing to take one for the team and play out of position.
RvP was the central striker, Bendtner had one of two options;
1: Hope for 10 minute cameos at the end of matches when RvP is subbed, or hope that RvP - he best striker in the world - gets injured... basically bide his time til chances in his preferred position arrose. OR
2: Get valuable gametime wherever he could find it and BE F**KING GRATEFUL FOR IT!!!
I really don't know where he gets all this praise. Plenty of young players have shown twice the promise and potential, and still not made it. Bendtner was only ever an effective plan B at best
, and his best was few and far between. He shopwed glimpses of decent play and effectiveness, but never looked like the future Ronaldo/Henry/Bergkmap/RvN etc etc. People stayed patient with RvP through all the injuries because when he showed a glimpse of what he was capable of, it was magestic and on par with the greats.
Can't wait til Bendtner moves on, the sooner his name is forgotten the better. He's a waste of time (... and I'm not even a "Bendtner hater", I praised him on his movement regularly).