Nick Bendtner is far better than Adebayor

A lot has been said today about Danish striker Niklas Bendtner, who has come in for some serious stick from the Arsenal faithful this season, especially during Saturdays fixture against Bolton. To be fair, he has been terrible in many games this season, however that was before we knew he was carrying a niggling ankle injury and playing through it. He took his goal very well and it was a real strikers finish, a quality a different striker at Arsenal could do with. With everyone on Bendtners back, the main sucker in this equation is Emmanuel Adebayor. He is a championship striker at most. Last year we were a class above anyone else in the league which bought chances time after time on a plate for Adebayor with the exception of a couple of individual efforts, yet he still missed far more than he scored, far more. That's why I knew if this season he'd have half the chances he had last year he'd fail to convert big time - and he's proving it. He needs five chances to score, and yesterday proved that theory to be in the affirmative. His miss from the sublime defence splitting pass courtesy of Nasri was what you call not good enough. So obsessed with making the ball static before shooting he took three touches before his lame effort was blocked. Against Pompey he was presented with an open goal and he toe poked the ball into the side netting. He should be starring for Lille at best. The boy can't finish, hasn't shown the endevour of last season, no work rate anymore, doesn't even jump to challenge for high balls from goal kicks. He can't run past players - always getting brushed aside with ease. He talks constantly in the media about how his team mates arent fighters, and makes sure he excludes himself. He almost looks pissed when someone else scores other than him. Adebayor is 25, Bendtner is 20 and is already on a technically superior level. Give Bendtner a long run of games, injury free and everyone will see what he's made of.

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