Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner: I feel sharper than ever before

Dane hails fellow forward Marouane Chamakh
Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner insists that he is now "sharper than ever", having just returned after spending three months on the sidelines.

The Denmark international recently marked his return to competitive football by scoring against Manchester City in a 3-0 victory for his side.

And now the 22-year-old marksman believes he is a better player than he was before his spell on the sidelines.

"I think we'll have to wait and see how things go," Bendtner said, according to The Mirror.

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to come back stronger but we'll find out in what way exactly.

"All I can say is that I feel sharper than ever, which was always the plan, and I can't wait to get going properly."

The towering forward also insisted that he is willing to play anywhere up front, while hailing fellow striker Marouane Chamakh for the positive impact he has had on the club.

"I can play in any of the three front positions so I'm well placed to cope however the boss would like to use me," he added.

"I like Marouane. As a team-mate he's been really great. I hadn't trained with him until very recently but he seems like a good guy, a good football player and - on what I've seen so far I think he has done really well.

"As well as scoring goals he works hard when he doesn't have the ball which I like.

"All the new players that have come in have done really well, but obviously as he's the striker its easiest for me to speak about him and I'm impressed."

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