Danish striker, Nicklas Bendtner went down holding his right ankle immediately after breaking the deadlock against Cardiff City in a tight affair on New Year’s Day. The injury seemed nasty, which led to fears that Arsenal might be short on strikers, given the injury to Olivier Giroud. Things went into a frenzy when Theo Walcott too was ruled out for the entire season, as the pressure piled on the Gunners to go out and bring in some reinforcements.
However, news has emerged that Bendtner is making great strides in his recovery, and it will be sooner than expected before he can resume full training, against the few weeks which was thought of in the first instance. Also, with Giroud expected to be back for Arsenal against Aston Villa on Monday, the injury woes suddenly don’t seem that bad.
Wenger has now questioned his need for a new striker. Giroud will be back and with Bendtner’s imminent return, he will have a back-up available too. The busy Christmas and New Year fixture list is over, and the team has comparatively more time to recuperate between games.
These turn of events has forced Wenger to revisit his stance of bringing in new faces in attack, report Metro. It might not surprise us if he shelves those plans and instead sticks with what he has got. After being linked with so many strikers in recent weeks, will he stand pat with none of them ending up at the Emirates?