Nicklas Bendtner unhappy with lack of game time at Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner has spoken of his frustration at his lack of first-team opportunities at Arsenal this season.

Bendtner has started only one Premier League game for the Gunners this term, while he has made just nine league appearances, as manager Arsene Wenger has opted Yaya Sanogo in the absence of Olivier Giroud.

The Denmark international insists he is fit and ready to play but accepts he cannot do anything to persuade Wenger to select him over his fellow strikers.
“If you find a football player who says he is happy to sit and watch and not play then I think he needs to find another job,” Bendtner stated.

“I want to play, there’s no doubt in my mind. I’m ready, I’m fit, I’m training well. That I’m not selected is up to the manager, it’s not up to me, if he then chooses differently then that’s up to him.”
Bendtner is likely to face his Arsenal team-mates Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when Denmark face England at Wembley on Wednesday.

The striker is looking forward to going up against the pair but does not expect it to be an intense affair.
“Yeah it’s going to be good fun. We’ll see if we can joke around in the dressing room at half-time, maybe have a laugh about it,” Bendtner added.

“It’s a friendly, there’s not a lot at stake, I think a lot of players have played a lot of games … so it’s going to be a difficult game for us.”