Bendtner - I'm top striker
Nicklas Bendtner believes he should play 'every minute of every match' for Arsenal.
Last Updated: 16/02/09 9:53am
Nicklas Bendtner does not feel threatened by Andrey Arshavin's arrival as he feels he should play 'every minute of every match' for Arsenal.
The versatile Arshavin will boost Arsene Wenger's attacking options for the remainder of the season, with Eduardo also coming back to fitness after almost a year on the sidelines with a broken leg.
Robin van Persie has been in fine form in recent weeks but Emmanuel Adebayor could be ruled out for some time because of a hamstring injury.
But regardless of the Togo striker's misfortune, Bendtner believes he should be an ever-present in the Gunners side.
"I'm very sorry to see Adebayor injured as we need him fit and to be playing in the league," he told the Daily Mirror.
"But it does not really matter to me who is fit and available.
"I should start every game, I should be playing every minute of every match and always be in the team."
Arshavin shot to prominence with a series of sparkling displays for Russia at Euro 2008 and his signing earlier this month was seen as a major coup for Wenger.
However, Bendtner admits he had no idea what all the fuss was about.
"I've never seen Arshavin. I did not watch Euro 2008," said the Dane.
"I've no idea what sort of player he is."