Despite spending his formative years as a centre forward, Nicklas found himself stationed on the right of a three-pronged attack but he was still among the goals.
The Dane put a long-standing groin problem behind him to return to action in September and found the net with two well-taken finishes against Newcastle and Manchester City.
Nicklas continued to have plenty of joy in his wide role and made the crucial breakthrough against Ipswich in the Carling Cup Semi-Final after drifting in from the flank. He also fired his second hat-trick in an Arsenal shirt to help see off Leyton Orient in the FA Cup.
"I have a lot of feelings for this Club and I have been here for a long time. It’s pleasing to show the manager, every time you play, that you are ready and he can have confidence in you.”
Nicklas produced a moment of magic to break Ipswich's resolve in the Carling Cup Semi-Final second leg at Emirates Stadium, bringing down Jack Wilshere's raking pass and cutting inside a defender before curving a shot into the far corner.
Nicklas Bendtner scores against Ipswich Town