We all knew that this would happen someday. As if being loaned to Juventus isn’t enough of a clue that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has plans to sell Nicklas Bendtner away from London. Bendtner, who is currently playing football in Italy, has served almost his entire professional career in North London, appearing 99 times for the club. Unfortunately, Arsenal desperately needs the money in order to get better players to bolster their struggling team. Regulars like Andrei Arshavin, Thomas Vermaelen and even goalkeeper Wojcieh Szczesny are also included in the transfer rumour mix. Some of the names that are interested to acquire Nicklas’ services are Russian clubs Anzhi Makhachkala and Zenit St. Petersburg, Bundesliga mainstays Hamburg SV and Italian giants AC Milan. All teams seemed to be a good fit for the Danish forward; however, the most ideal team to land Bendtner among the selection is AC Milan. Not only Bendtner will get a lot of playing time in Milan (due to the departure of a certain player named Zlatan Ibrahimovic), he will also be surrounded by an array of supporting players like Stephan El Shaarawy and Mario Balotelli. Arsenal will have their cash and Nicklas will be on a winning team, it’s a win-win situation for both parties.
Almost 9 years ago, a teenage Nicklas Bendtner from Denmark came to Arsenal surrounded with high hopes and expectations. He was even once compared to Arsenal legend Dennis Begkamp due to his height and shooting accuracy. However, as can be seen today, he is nowhere near Bergkamp’s level. To make things worse, Bendtner has been involved in a number of misdemeanours lately, causing his stock to drop even more. Luckily it’s not casino related like Balotelli’s. Although I’m pretty sure a football player like Nicklas has some gambling tendencies as well. Who could blame those two? A game like poker can be pretty enticing. Especially when you do it with your friends, poker can become an instant social event. It is also fairly easy to play. If you go to online gaming sites like Partypoker, you’ll see how simple poker can be. While you’re there, you might as well try it and play a round or two. Hopefully you won’t get too much hooked on the game like Mario Balotelli.
A few weeks from now, the summer transfer window will finally be open. For Arsene Wenger, this is the perfect opportunity to sell Bendtner. It’s understandable though if he decides to keep the Danish player in the lineup. It’s almost certain that Nicklas has been like a son to Wenger after spending almost a decade at Arsenal. However, for any father, there would certainly come a time when you have to let your children go. And now is the time to let his son, Nicklas, leave London for the better.