Nicklas Bendtner Targets Central Role With Arsenal

Wenger's Danish delight hopes that he can bag himself an orthodox striking role with the Gunners...
Nicklas Bendtner has admitted that he would prefer to play as an out-and-out striker with Arsenal, rather than be deployed as a winger.

With the departure of Emmanuel Adebayor from the club and Bendtner having grown another year in terms of experience, the 21-year-old hopes that he can use the extra game time to secure himself a central striking role with the London-based outfit.

"I am an attacker, not a winger," Bendtner said in Berlingske Tidene. "I have always seen myself as a striker and it is my goal to play as a striker all the time.

"It is important for me to play and when Arsene tells me to play a position I'll do that.

"Last season I played a lot from the left side and this season it's been on the right side but, like I said, I prefer to play up front."

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