Nicklas Bendtner made his long awaited return to the Arsenal team on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup after a couple of loan spells and a summer where Arsene Wenger was quite frankly trying to offload him.
The big Dane did well setting up the first goal for German Thomas Eisfeld to score Arsenal’s first. But then, in the second half his lack of fitness was there to see for everyone as he was through on goal and adopted a snail’s pace before trying to get his shot off- he was tackled before there was any danger to the West Brom goal.
Something else that was there for everyone to see at the Hawthorns was Bendtner’s horrific new hairstyle. It is understandable that he wants to re-invent himself from the quite embarrassing days where he called himself the best player in the world but his current image is not of a footballer that is a multi-millionaire- he looks more like a guy that has fallen on very hard times. The beard is acceptable but when you combine this look with a tiny little hairband in blonde locks that are not even long enough to need it you look like a little girl that has been fiddling with her hair. Child’s play really.