Nicklas Bendtner’s rare appearance tonight for Arsenal did not go down well
The word maligned probably doesn’t cover the general feeling towards Arsenal frontman Nicklas Bendtner and he did little to change that perception tonight.
The Gunners were dumped out of the Capital One Cup tonight following a terrible defensive mix-up for the opening goal and a classy finish from Juan Mata as Jose Mourinho continues his hoodoo over Arsene Wenger, but Bendtner was afforded the opportunity to show that he has something to offer the club.
However he made very little contribution to the game and looked to be short of any confidence – normally a strength of his – and will probably be best remembered for his fetching haircut and did not even see out the full game.
The online reaction was both predictable and humerous.
Nicklas bendtner is the worst professional footballer I have ever seen
— James (@james_mcmanamon) October 29, 2013
"Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have seen enough of Nicklas Bendtner tonight." Not sure he needed to add "tonight."
— timothy dee micheli (@timothy_dee) October 29, 2013
Nicklas Bendtner collected ten Kellogg's tokens to win a career at Arsenal.
— Ste Slade (@schtev_slade) October 29, 2013
Martin Tyler didn't finish his sentence. "Nicklas Bendtner's done his best but..." His best is notoriously poor?
— Ciaran Clarke (@ciaranclarke) October 29, 2013
Anybody looking for a good laugh this Tuesday evening should turn on Sky Sports 1. Nicklas Bendtner is giving a top notch comical performace
— Hank Scorpio (@darraghambrose) October 29, 2013
I don't even understand what Nicklas Bendtner is.
— Joshua (@JNutt88) October 29, 2013