I was talking to my dear friend JAT recently about Bendtner and his performances this season... how good he is and how good he isn't... in recent games, he's been pretty non existent - in actual fact, it's been like having a man down.
But JAT had something very interesting to say... Bendtner's goal scoring graph (which is parallel with his affection with the fans) seems to hit an all time low and then as soon as all the fans want him out he scores a very vital goal (Sp*rs last season, Dynamo Kiev this season and of course today)... My good old mate literally said that today Bendtner was going to score - and he was right.
In a game were we struggled some times, we did manage to get the 3 points, and like the Portsmouth game, that's all that counts at the moment. With Liverpool drawing today and one of Man United or Chelsea (or both) dropping points, the three points were certainly very important.
Bob commented on the game:
The 3 points were the most important but we struggle to finish teams off in these situations whereby they just come to defend putting everyone in their box. We need to be able to push forward and deal with that. We are not the only team that get played on with that tactic, whereas the other teams seem to be able to deal with it better than us!
And that’s right, but if we do get Arshavin, you can think that there will be more creativity in the final third and with Vela coming on nicely and Eduardo due to return, finish that off with a Walcott and Cesc, then you’ve got a whole lot of creativity coming back into the squad….
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Arsenal:Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Djourou, Clichy, Eboue (Bendtner 74), Diaby (Vela 64), Denilson, Nasri, Adebayor (Ramsey 88), Van Persie.
Subs Not Used: Fabianski, Wilshere, Bischoff, Gibbs.
Bolton:Jaaskelainen, Basham, Shittu, Andrew O’Brien, Samuel, Taylor, Muamba, McCann, Gardner, Elmander (Riga 39), Davies, Riga (Obadeyi 77).
Subs Not Used: Bogdan, Fojut.
Ref:Chris Foy (Merseyside).]]>