Nicklas Bendtner will return to Arsenal after the groin injury he picked up has turned out to be much more serious than first thought.
The Danish striker, who was due to spend the season on loan at Juventus, tore abductor muscles and had surgery in mid-December. Initially, it was thought that he would return in March but such is the extent of the damage he’s now been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Bendtner spent the season before last on loan at Sunderland, scoring 8 goals and running over 19 cars with Lee Cattermole, before joining Juventus on deadline day last August.
The move was always destined to fail, simply because of the Charles Aznavour turtleneck he sported on his arrival in Turin. Arseblog News would have recommended a casual shirt, perhaps with two buttons undone and, if he was feeling a bit saucy, some kind of understated medallion, but no, he had to go full 70s porn star on it.
Still, at least we’ll have The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived back at the club to offer advice to those less talented. There’s hope for Theo Walcott yet.
Thanks to Mads for the tip-off