Friday, September 14, 2007

Hoyte and Bendtner will both stay at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has assured Arsenal fans that young gunners Justin Hoyte and Nicklas Bendtner will both be at Arsenal after the January transfer window.

Hoyte had already proclaimed his allegiance to the club, claiming that he would rather fight for a spot in the heavily contested right-back position than go for guaranteed first team football at a lesser club.

Bendtner, however, was more of a doubt, as he had earlier stated his unhappiness at not playing enough football for Arsenal. The Danish international, who has yet to turn 20, was linked with Inter Milan during the summer transfer window, and recently complained about his lack of first team chances.

Wenger, though, said that neither player would leave in January.

"Bendtner was only born in 1988. I know young players get impatient, but we will play in a lot of competitions and I will need them both. I don't think either player will go on loan."