By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger admits he has some frustrated players to deal with at the end of the campaign.

The Frenchman's squad is probably larger now than it has ever been and, given a finite number of games each season and only 11 places on the pitch, a number of players have had to wait for their chance.

At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Wenger admitted that Nicklas Bendtner had not been given sufficient chances this term and revealed that he would sit down and discuss his future in the summer.

When he spoke to reporters later on, the manager was asked about two other players who have not started as many games as they might have expected to - Andrey Arshavin and Kieran Gibbs.

"We are in May and if you go to the 20 Premier League clubs you will see frustrated players at every club," said Wenger.

"But you know who the player is who was involved in most of the Premier League games this season? Arshavin. He has played as much as everyone else.

"I will talk to all the players at the end of the season. I spoke about Nicklas Bendtner because it's true he didn't get enough games. Personally I want him to stay because he's a young striker with top quality - but I have to sit down with him.

"Kieran Gibbs, that's a problem we have to sort out as well. We have mixed messages from people because we are always told to buy but then I'm told I don't play my players enough. If I buy a few I will have more frustrated players."

Gael Clichy's future has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks and the French left back is another player Wenger plans to sit down with.

"We will sort all these cases out at the end of the season," he said.

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6 May 2011