Nicklas Bendtner endured a frustrating campaign in which his opportunities were limited by the arrival of Marouane Chamakh and then the return from injury of Robin van Persie.

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.”

Competition Appearances Goals
League 17 2
FA Cup 5 4
Carling Cup 5 3
Champions League
5 0
Totals 32 9

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.

10/11: Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich Town - Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner scores against Ipswich Town

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22 Jun 2011