Every club usually has a player that the fans don't really take too. Over the last couple of seasons it has been obvious that Emmanuel Eboué isn't the most favoured of players with Gooners. It now appears that a new face is fast becoming a rival for Eboues title of "least favourite player".
Nicklas Bendtner is becoming a player that is taking a lot of stick from Gooners at the moment and while I'll admit some is warranted, people getting on his back is certainly not going to help improve his game.
Bendtner comes across as arrogant and this does not help his cause. Nor does the fact that he can be extremley lazy at times. Gooners will forgive a player who has a lack of ability but who works hard in a game. Bendtner has ability, but at times will not work for the team.
The flashy boots he wears are making things even worse for him. Yes, he is young and trendy, but the footwear he is wearing at the moment doesn't give off the right signals to the Arsenal faithful.
I suggest leaving the green or pink boots at home. Leave them to the players of the world who have achieved something in the game. Nicklas has achieved nothing yet but I think at times he believes he has made it. He needs to back up those boots.
Bendtner can be frustrating and I don't think that he has improved as much as a lot of people believed he would of. Like some of the other young players really. But we forget that he is young and still learning the game.
He can make things hard for himself by not working hard in a game but it seems now that even when he is trying some Gooners are just waiting for him to fail so they can say I told you so. Bendtner is a confidence player and he obviously can sense the tension from the crowd.
Being a young player it must be difficult to have the crowd breathing down your neck every time you have the ball. It can be confidence sapping and for a player who thrives on being confident to be on top of his game, its little wonder he is playing poorly.
I've no idea whether Nicklas Bendtner will make it at Arsenal. What I do know is he has got ability but we've only seen glimpses of that this season and he hasn't improved as much as I believed he would.
Only he can improve his game. He has a long way to go and if he thinks he has made it then he is wrong. He needs to work hard at his game and I sometimes wonder if he needs some senior guidance from an older player in his position. Unfortunately for him he doesn't have that available to him.
If he begins to work harder in games then Gooners will get behind him, but that is down to him. He cannot continue to waltz through games, because every club has a player who is berated more than others. If he is not careful then that player could be him more often than not.
And he could see himself at Goodison Park on loan in exchange for Arteta!
Keep it Goonerish.............