A quick follow-up from some comments on Saturday:
Bendtner for Danishland
Reports now say that Arsenal and Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner is out for up to four weeks with a confirmed groin injury — which of course will sideline for the USMNT friendly on November 18th.
What a bummer.
TSG was really looking forward to the 6’4” Emirates man make a run on the right flank and the interior right side of the States backline. Bendtner is a handful in the air (with slightly more technical finesse, but less outright physicality of, say, Kenwyne Jones), but also a good ball handler and shooter. TSG was really looking forward to his attacks.
Alas, the USMNT will still face a world class offensive threat at Slovakia in the form of Marek Hamsik, who just won Goal.com’s Player of the Week nod.
…okay well, we’ll just use the joke now since he’s not playing: We’re wondering if Bendtner is going to get the same, uh, treatment that he did in May for coming up short or lame on the pitch.
Let's hope Bendtner is not shelved
Arsenal has just wrapped up a 3-0 North London derby after finding the back of the net twice within a minute of halftime. Had Emirates not scored the double there, you could have envisioned a pretty entertaining 2nd half.
Cesc Fabregas added the 2nd before halftime. The Spaniard took the ball in the middle of the pitch and commenced a
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dazzling run through the Rednapper’s defense finishing with a low liner past Hotspur’s Gomez. It will be on highlight shows for a few weeks if you missed it.
One little addendum for USMNT fans here, Denmark’s Nicklas Bendtner limped off about halfway through the 1st half with what looked like a groin injury. It would be a shame if the Yanks’ defense didn’t get tested by him come November 18th.
And one administrative note, please wish TSG brother Mark a very happy birthday today. Though he moves like he’s in his 60’s, he only recently crossed the chasm to his early 30’s.
Happy Birthday Mark.