Newcastle May Be After Nicklas Bendtner?

There is an article out today, which says that Newcastle will go after Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner in the summer, but we’d be very surprised if there’s much truth in it.

Nicklas Bendtner – Gunners’ 6’5″ striker

Any striker who is on the fringes of any team, or even top strikers, will all be linked with Newcastle this summer, and we had better just get used to it.

The 23 year-old Danish international, who has been at Arsenal since 2005, has slipped down the pecking order at the Gunners, but is a decent striker with lots of experience.

The report suggests that Newcastle are ready to offer up to £10m for the 6’5″ striker (we didn’t realize he was that tall), essentially to replace Andy Carroll.

Nicklas would certainly be a much better option than Carlton Cole of West Ham, whom Pardew has signed once before, and who was also recently in the news as a potential Newcastle target, which we hope is just not true.

Nicklas would like to play more often than he does at the moment, but his chances do seem limited at the Gunners, so he would probably be willing to move on in the summer,  if a decent offer was made for him.

With Dutch international Robin Van Persie fit again,  however briefly, and new acquisition Moroccan International Marouane Chamakh looking more than decent, Bendtner will not get too many games with Arsenal, as the London side also usually plays with just one striker up front.

For the record, Nicklas Bendtner has scored 42 times for Arsenal in 141 appearances, and scored 13 goals at Birmingham in 48 games while on loan there in 2006-2007.

This season he has made 20 appearances for Arsenal with 6 goals and 4 assists.

Comments welcome.

26 comments so far

  • Bucks mag

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Loads of attitude, arrogant mofo but he’s a good player, this may be a bit controversial but I’d like us to sign him.

  • jackdnufc

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #2

    No thank you. Especially if we can pick up Elmander on a free as they are similar in the way they play.

    I realise Bendtner is younger but I’d rather we picked up someone, well, better at his age whereas Elmander can do the job now and is experienced. I also think in the right side Elmander would produce more than he does at Bolton and with our midfield we can certainly provide him with chances. I could also picture Elmander working better with a young striker as opposed to Bendtner.

  • ginkoh

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Good ability and experience but question about his attitude and wage. I’m sure he will think he’s better than move to us.

  • sammydolan

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Elmander & Bendtner are both the same – crap.

    Elmander had a glimmer of 6 games where he was bagging goals then nothing. Bendtner gets 1 or 2 every 4 or 5 games. We need a 20+ striker and that is going to cost.

  • Brutooon

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #5

    Elmander got the most 3-4 yrs, bendtner easily got 10 yrs ahead.

    Sign him! With gervinho as his partner and elmander as backup

  • super bartooon

    Feb 24, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    I would pick besty than bendtner he is a cluts I’ve never seen a player who misses open chances more than him. We can do better than bendtner

  • Indian Magpie

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #7

    if i have to go for sum1 i’ll rather go for CHAMAKH. Bendtner if comes would think he is the kingof here.

    He would change the name of the club to BENDTCASTLE.

  • AndyE93

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #8

    If Bendter was playing week in week out i think he would bang them in. He blows hot and cold far too much at Arsenal, more cold than hot! That being said playing every week could help him find some consistency in his play and hopefully if we were to get him he would tone down his ego a bit, which would fill SJP on it’s own!

  • hodnufc

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #9

    The guy thinks he’s the best player in the world from some of the quotes I’ve read. No way in a million years he’d step down to play for Newcastle. More lazy journalism to fill column inches.

  • nufc96

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    There could be much more better players for 10mill- such as gervinho

  • DrunkenSteve

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Say it aint so!

    He is his own biggest fan!

    Never rated him, championship player IMO

  • Davies

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Nothing wrong with a little confidence, but it’s his attitude that I would question as well.

    Might be that he spouts a lot because he doesn’t think he’s getting the chances he deserves. If he was here, he’d probably be playing week in weekout, so maybe he’d have less to gripe about (?).

    Dunno. We’re months away from the next window opening, so I’d imagine that this will have disappeared by the time we start making moves for players.

    Not my first choice, but I wouldn’t be heartbroken if we signed him.

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Feb 24, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #13

    NO WAY,

    dont rate him at all, has the odd good game but at times looks terrible.

    not consistent
    big ego
    big wages
    big transfer fee


  • gorskino10

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #14

    His ego is incredible i remember a few weeks back reading him saying about World Class Strikers of Barcelona and included himself and Persie (Who probs is) in that just shows he thinks he is a top player when tbh he is a squad player at Arsenal nothing more nothing less, if he doesnt score his workrate is low to begin with but gets Ameobi-esk, he fustrates me because before his ego trip and attitute at Birmingham he looked a great prospect, who ALWAYS looked like scoring now he may score 1 every 3 games we need SOMONE CONSISTANT and Bentdner isnt that, anyway with his Attitude i wouldnt be suprised if we cannot agree persional terms as he wants like 100k a week or something crazy or he would say he feels his talent is suited for Real Madrid/Barcelona etc.. and will only move to a team worthy of having Nicolas.

    I’m not saying he is a bad player but one we dont need the hassle off, his talent isnt worth it and tbh i would rather have a guy like Luciano Bechio who works like anything and scores all types of goals who would work his socks off to play for NUFC, he isnt a guy we should look at though but he WANTS to play for us more than Nico and thats what WE NEED.

  • rwpoynter

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #15

    We don’t want any more prima donnas here upsetting the team spirit, but IF he has learned from the past N’Zogbia may be OK, but only if he has. He was a very decent player and I would rather have him than Bendtner who seems to miss more chances than he puts away.

  • samag

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    i rate bendtner will have to swallow that gigantic ego of his if he wants to come play for nufc. that is his only problem, he’s got a decent record, he’s got the confidence/arrogance of a recent no.9 we had and i believe that helps team spirit once he starts getting a few goals in. not a bad purchase and his price would probably be cheap, get him for 6-7mil and thats a worthy risk

  • nufcmikkel

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #17

    a lot of assuming going on here… It sounds like Bendtner is the only footballer with a large ego 🙂

    However I rate Bendtner very highly and I think we should sign him in a heartbeat if we have the chance! Immense potential! His role on the Danish national team is very different from Arsenal, he’s the main offensive threat and carries a lot of responsibility, something he’s doing very well – when giving the support and opportunity this guy can really play!

    With regard to his ego, yeah it’s pretty big, but it seems that his maturing every year and just a few weeks ago he became a father, so this boy will grow no doubt. It also seems that he’s one of the english medias favorite piñatas…

    Go get him Pardew!

  • desember

    Feb 24, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Bendtner might actually be a good signing if he wants to come to Newcastle. MA is not going to pay him the crazy wages so if he does come to Newcastle, though I would rate it as unlikely, it’ll be to play some first team football. I think he’ll be a decent signing at around 8mil and will have very good European experience for us if we do get there. I won’t want Bendtner to be the ONLY striker signing though – we’ll still need to sign a out and out goalscorer.

  • wynsleap

    Feb 24, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Bendtner is an excellent player. If he’s good enough for Wenger he’s certainly good enough for us. Pair him with Gervinho and it would be a great combination.
    Quite frankly if we found out we were going to sign Messi there would be people on here saying “No way” or “he’s a bag of s***e.”
    Get a grip – we’re not exactly Real Madrid.
    Bendtner would really be a step in the right direction and a damn sight better than the Welbecks, Doyles and Elmanders of this world.

  • cgrizzly87

    Feb 24, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Everyone knows we have too many Ameobis, lets not sign another. Ta

  • BergenVikingToon85

    Feb 24, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #21

    for me he seems like a funny guy. i’d like us to sign him. he is a good player. hard to play against and quite agressive. 10-15 mill plus an experianced, bargain poacher 🙂

  • chuck

    Feb 24, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Not a chance that we could get him !
    Bentner is a very good young player , who is improving steadily and would be a great acquisition for the side.
    However he is certainly not lacking in confidence that some may call arrogance and if sold more than likely go to a champions league side .
    So Newcastle can forget about him, hey maybe you havent heard, we are a selling team.

  • chuck

    Feb 24, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Cant believe some of the negative remarks above about the lad.
    Guess there`s a lotta y`all who consider themselves a better judge of players than Wenger, Eh ?

  • max

    Feb 24, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #24

    no, he cannot control the ball well.. its better we find another striker. huntelaar maybe.

  • john_cena163

    Feb 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Get him, he can score.

  • CAToon

    Feb 25, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #26

    He showed some great potential when he was here and the system was broken. With the direction that NUFC is now going and how well the new playing style/strategy is working, N’Zogbia could be an excellent fit.


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