Nicklas Bendtner’s hopes of securing a move away from the Emirates have been given a boost by the news that Germany and Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has told reporters that the 22-year-old would be welcomed with open arms should he opt to move to the Allianz Arena.
Beckenbauer told the Daily Mirror: “Yes, he is among some players, who have done very well – both for Denmark and for his club, and who has got the class and the potential to play in a club like Bayern Munich, where we already have a lot of class players.”
Rosicky targets 1st team.
Tomas Rosicky is targeting a prolonged run in the Gunners’ first team, but admits he needs to improve his strike rate if he is to hold down a regular starting spot. The talented attacking midfielder has had trouble with injuries in recent times, and as a result has dropped down the pecking order at the Emirates – but the Czech international wants a more prominent role in Arsenal’s big games.
According to Sky Sports, Rosicky said: “I would like to play more. I could imagine playing more even though I have been involved in a lot of fixtures. At the moment I am in the starting XI, then I come on as a substitute and then again in the starting line-up. I want to play in the big games – Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City – because in those games I have only come on as a sub.”
Lindegaard wants Gunners move.
Arsenal target Anders Lindegaard has told current club Aalesund that he would like the opportunity to test himself at the highest level, potentially paving way for a move to the Premier League with the Gunners and Manchester United lying in wait. The goalkeeper still has two years to run on his existing contract, but is hoping his employers will consider coming to a compromise.
“I don’t know if I have played my last match for Aalesund,” he told Sporten.dk.
“My plan is to move on now. You have got to be a very good goalkeeper to get sold these days.”