Sometimes Arsene Wenger says something that makes you do a double take and Friday was one of those days.
In the press conference ahead of the Stoke game Wenger started to talk about Bendtner, who last played for Arsenal in August 2011 saying:
“Bendtner is a good striker. It is a fantastic opportunity for him. Everybody thought about strikers. Honestly, he was supposed to go, but he stayed and once he stays you have to consider him as a full player of the squad.
“If he deserves to play in front of Giroud, he plays in front of Giroud. That is as simple as that. He lost his way a little bit, but he is not a bad boy.
“He is a good guy. He took the easy way a little bit, but now he realises there are some [signals] in your career when players think that is the moment for them. He has got the message. He has good self-esteem.
Then the Arsenal boss went too far saying:
“I don’t know [if I would be interested in Rooney]. I was asked if I would be interested if he signs a new contract. I will wait now until December to see what we need in the squad.
“We spoke about Bendtner, Sanogo, Giroud. if the three do well, I am in no need to buy any striker.”
I don’t need Rooney because I have Bendtner and Sanogo!! I think I have heard it all now.