Welcome to Close Up - where we get up close and personal with Arsenal's stars.

Every week, subscribers can watch a brand-new 'Close Up' feature on Arsenal TV Online.

These clips give Arsenal's fans a chance to get to know more about the players they cheer on week-in, week-out.

This week the focus falls on Nicklas Bendtner. The striker discusses:

  • his sporting family
  • life in Copenhagen
  • the first time he was paid for playing football
  • the moment he realised he could make it
  • choosing Arsenal
  • his loan move to Birmingham
  • his first international call-up
  • promotion to the first-team squad
  • his confidence in himself
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