Nicklas Bendtner has insisted that a move away from Arsenal was never on the cards, and that he is happy to remain at the Emirates, according to Sky Sports.
The Danish striker has been linked with a move away from north London since his outspoken remarks regarding first team opportunities at the club, but rumours of a departure have been played down this month.
With yesterday’s closing of the transfer window, and Bendtner remaining an Arsenal plater, the 23-year-old told The Sun: “There was never any doubt that I would leave Arsenal – it was just talk. I know the club are happy to have me and I’m happy to be at the club. There’s never been any talk about me leaving in any formal way.”
Fabianski could need surgery.
Arsenal custodian Lukasz Fabianski could be set to undergo surgery on the shoulder injury which has prevented him from featuring in the first team since January 5, according to The Guardian.
The 25-year-old will now see a specialist for a series of scans and tests in order to determine the reasoning for his rehabilitation having proven so difficult. Should the specialist recommend surgery, the goalkeeper’s season could be over.
He had been battling with fellow Poland international Wojciech Szczesny for the No. 1 jersey leading up to the injury, with Wenger even stating that he now sees Szczesny as the Gunners’ first choice.
Fabianski said: “A decision will be taken in midweek. I hope that I don’t have to have an operation.”
Youngsters make exit.
Two Arsenal youngsters ended the transfer window by securing loan moves away from the club.
Goal.com reports that Kyle Bartley has joined Rangers until the end of the season in the hopes of gaining first team experience. He has managed only a single appearance since joining Arsenal in 2007, but recently enjoyed a successful loan spell at Sheffield United.
Young French striker Gilles Sunu, meanwhile, has moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lorient – the club from which Arsene Wenger signed defender Laurent Koscielny in the summer. Sunu has been a regular figure in the Gunners’ reserves this season, scoring twice in eight appearances.