Bendtner returns to training as striker search continues


Arsene Wenger says he’s still looking to bring in another striker during the January transfer window, but also talked up the team’s goalscoring options with the return of two forwards imminent.

After having his ankle twisted against Cardiff, Nicklas Bendtner returns to full training today, while there’s good news regarding Yaya Sanogo too.

Talking of potential January moves, the boss said, “Ideally, if it’s possible we’d like another, though we have not found anyone. We are open to strengthening our squad if it’s possible. But as well we have Bendtner back in the squad on Monday.

“Sanogo is back in the squad on Monday week. But for us, it’s important to know everybody can score. Ramsey is a goalscorer and he’s not playing at the moment. Arteta can get us a goal and he’s not playing. That’s very positive, I think.

“That’s the best thing that can happen for us. If you depend on one player then you have to put him in cotton wool to keep him fit.”

Speaking about the young Frenchman earlier this season, Wenger said, “We have signed Sanogo. He has not made the headlines. Why? Because he is not £50m to £100m but I am quite confident he will make them soon on the pitch, and that for me is the most important.”

Clearly he’s seen something in him and would surely have used him more this season but for the unfortunate injury. However, the continued striker search is probably a hint that Wenger realises it’s a lot to ask of him to have any kind of impact in a title chasing season, and it may well be the next campaign before we really see what he’s about.

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