Is Wenger getting the tactics wrong? Bendtner is not a winger

Posted: September 6, 2009 by arsenalaction in Uncategorized
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I like this 4-3-3- but Wenger is playing the wrong player for me…

What i don’t understand is why is Bendtner playing as a winger

the man is 6ft 4 and a beast in the air and yet wenger wants to play him on the wings where he has to cross the ball himself?

I watch him this weekend for the danes and he was outstanding.

Bendtner has even said he wants to play in the middle and not on the wings

Nicklas Bendtner has pleaded with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to restore him to his favoured position up front.

The Dane has been used in a wide role this season, with Dutchman Robin van Persie taking the central role in a front three.

But Bendtner said: “I am an attacker not a winger. I have always seen myself as a striker and it is my goal to play as a striker all the time.”

I can see his point. Would you play Drogba on the wing? NO….Arshavin and Diaby have also said in the past that they are not happy playing out on the wing. its seems like Wenger always trys to convert players into wingers.

Up front he is playing Van persie up top? Why not switch him with Bendtner? Van persie plays out on the wing for Holland and is a link player who is not very good in the air. So it makes sense all round if he and Bendtner switched roles like so

……………………………………………..Almunia

….Sagna…………………..Gallas………………………Vermaelen……………..Clichy

……………………………………………….Song

………………………….Denilson………………………..Cesc

….Van Persie………………………………………………………………………Arshavin

…………………………………………….Bendtner

You can debate this more on the forum ( HERE )

www.arsenalaction.com

This is what the man can do if he plays as a stiker

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Comments
  1. mike says:

    Makes no sense..Wenger wants to grow bentdner so he could dribble like ibrahimovic..If he plays on the wing some times, he would develop great dribbling skills, and then he would add that to his repertoire..Bentdner is going to be world player of the year in 2014

  2. Pete says:

    When he gets rosicky,nasri and walcott back you’ll see B52 play up front, its injurys that are forcing his hand, and he expects RVP to score more than nick based on his track record, its only a temporary setup.

  3. Chappers says:

    I think Bendtner is sacrificed to accomodate RVP because of his lack of defensive nous. RVP will not run up and down the pitch the way Bendtner does and therefore Wenger needs to play Bendtner there in order to keep our defensive shape when not in possession.

    I´d like to see Bendtner as the focal point of our attack at some point, but this season, unless of injury, he´ll probably need to continue to play on the right.

  4. Emmanuel says:

    It is an ego problem on the part of Wenger. He does not want to come out like he’s imitating the national team managers of his players. This is why whether its Arshavin, RVP, Nicky, Rosicky etc he has to make sure he finds them alternative and ill fitting positions.

  5. gaya says:

    where u there when he pleaded to play thru the middle?

  6. Jimmy says:

    I think i remember him saying he likes RVP in the middle because he is good at holidng up the ball and bringing others into play.

  7. Simples!!! says:

    Emmanuel i have though the same too. Strange hey but there is no logical explanation

  8. Simples!!! says:

    VP is good at holding up the ball but how good was he against Vidic and Brown? the guy is a more tricky player than Bendy and Bend is more stronger that is why VP would do better in a wide right forward role and Bend would grow as a CF

  9. bonaku says:

    as arshavin said today, he is very happy with right wing position and appriciated wenger for knowing inside out of players… so i am not worried about ur thoughts mate this time

  10. Merse-10 says:

    Simple really. Nic got a lot of goals last season playing from the right where he can come in at the back post on the blind side of defenders.
    It also gives us the option to get it forward to Nic where he can win headers against the full backs which are generally under 6 ft. This is a tactic that has been used against us in the past with the big striker (Keven Davies for example) being put up against C*le/Clichy to win the headers and allow others to feed off of that.

    Van Persie is more skillful which is why he is deployed in the middle so he can create goals for others like the Ramsey goal. VP needs to play centrally to get the most out of hus sublime talents.

    The 4-3-3 system also allows everyone to interchange so it’s not like Nic is playing as an out and out winger anyway.

    Pointless post really simply becuase of recent qoutes from Nic preferring to play in the middle. System has worked well so far so no need to change.

  11. James says:

    It’s obvious. Wenger has a pecking order. Bendtner has worked his way into the team and Wenger thinks he deserves to play, so he shoves him in any position just to accomodate him. It’s completely ridiculous, because Wenger is not putting out his best team every week and not doing what’s best for Arsenal simply because he is playing a player out of position because he feels a loyalty to him.

  12. wondrinfree says:

    Still we think we know better than Arsene. Is there no end to our arrogance?

  13. redordead says:

    super nic super, niclaus bendtner

  14. Vini says:

    Eduardo is the best arsenal foward, i cant understand that he is not starting the games.
    song sucks.
    Almunia; Eboue, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy; Denilson, Diaby, Fábregas; Arshavin, V. Persie(Nasri)and Eduardo.

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