Sorry to use such a common cliché (as David “kerbcrawler” Pleat calls our left back). but everyone seems to love him or hate him, me I am sitting on the fence on this one. I am warming to him, but he frustrates the hell out of me, I was livid after he missed 3 one on ones with the keeper against Burnley.
Saturday he was back to his old barn door self. Okay he may miss a few chances, but as the old saying goes “you have to be in it, to win it” and when Nikki plays, he is a big lad 6′ 4″ and he is certainly gets in the thick of it. chases the ball, always trying something, though it doesn’t always come off . On the other hand we have a different type of striker in Eduardo, rarely misses but can go missing for the majority of a game, sometimes all of a game, doesn’t seem to have the presence to dictate a game, needs others to feed him. He would not have missed nowhere near as many chances as Nikki but would he have ever got into the positions Nikki gets into?
Is it better to create 8 chances and miss 8, or create no chances at all? The former gives better odds for a goal but is so frustrating to watch, okay it is not a definite science and I may have exaggerated it to get my point over. Also Nikki is just our 4th choice striker, I have heard that excuse a thousand times. Is that how it works? “Rvp isn’t fit”, “okay try Eduardo”, No good Arsene”.. “Okay Nikki B it is then” or are they all equal and Mr Wenger obe picks them on form and what is best suited to play the opposition. If Bendtner hits top form can he not be 3rd choice striker? Or 1st?.. If by some form of miracle we could take the best parts of the two strikers and genetically bond them, we would have the best striker in the world… Probably..