Arsene Wenger wants Nicklas Bendtner to stay

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no plans to sell Nicklas Bendtner in January.

The 22-year-old Denmark international is unhappy with his lack of first-team action this season. He has made just two starts and spent the majority of games on the substitutes bench.

Wenger said after his side's 2-1 victory at Everton: "He was not in the squad today because he had a little groin problem and I left him at home."

When asked if Bendtner still had a future at the Emirates Stadium, he added:"Yes, for the length of his contract – that is three more years.

"I want him to stay. I have known him since he was 16 years old and I have a strong rapport with him.

"I like him as a player and a person, even if I do not agree with every statement. Overall I want him to stay and be part of the group."

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