Danish international striker Nicklas Bendtner has recently come back into the frame at Arsenal after being in the wilderness for the last few years. His return to the club was made possible after a public apology. Bendtner claimed a few years ago that he would never wear the Arsenal shirt after falling out with the club and the manager, Arsene Wenger. He has spent the last few seasons on loan at Sunderland and Juventus, but he has been unable to claim a permanent move away from Arsenal.
Bendtner rarely featured in the first half of the season, but a much improved form in the last few weeks has resulted in him being used in important matches by Wenger. Still, he is a long way from being a regular first-team player for the club. Despite this, he will start the match for Denmark against England when the two sides meet each other in a friendly match in the first week of March. This, according to Denmark coach Morten Olsen, this is not a problem since he is well aware of the quality possessed by Bendtner.
Olsen states that the 26-year-old has been in fine condition with regard to this physical state. This should see him keep his place ahead of the competition.
“Nicklas is our first attacker. We must show that we believe in him. Not only now, but also in relation to the future. He is physically in good shape, even though he was not involved in the last game. But he must of course prove that he is in good shape,” said Olsen. Bendtner is widely expected to leave Arsenal in the summer despite the run of matches. He is out of contract and there has been no sign from Arsenal that they want to keep him for the next few years.
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed that he is working hard in order to show his best form for Tottenham. The midfielder has been one of the good signing for the club amongst the several they made in the summer. He was brought to the club for around £ 11 million. He has even been able to overshadow Arsenal’s club record signing Mesut Ozil in the last few weeks. Despite this, Eriksen says that he can produce even more and is looking to show his best form in the coming weeks.
The midfielder has scored two goals in his last three league matches. After the departure of Gareth Bale, former manager Andre Villas-Boas relied heavily upon the creativity of Eriksen. Since this is his first season at the club, he had to go through a period of adjustment and he believes that it has finally helped him settle in the Premier league. Even after the managerial change that brought Tim Sherwood as a replacement for Villas-Boas has not diminished Eriksen’s importance in the team. The midfielder was recently voted as the best Danish player for 2013.
After picking up the award, he stated that he is looking forward to scoring more goals, which was a major reason towards winning the title.
“I have a lot more to show. I’m lucky I can provide goals and create some chances but I can still do better and I will work every day to do that. It’s been a good career until now and I’m really happy to win the Danish award and to score some goals. I’m really happy to play here,” said Eriksen. Tottenham will be up against Swansea in the league during the weekend. A victory is essential from this match in order to keep up with Liverpool, who occupy the final top four places.
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