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Arsene Wenger supports how Nicklas Bendtner continues to shine at Nottingham Forest, strongly believing that the right-footer striker can make it again to the top level.

The 28-year old made his full debut for Nottingham Forest as they fell to a 4-0 defeat to the Gunners at The City Ground late last month in the third round of the EFL Cup. The goals from Granit Xhaka and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, wedged either side of Lucas Perez's double, conveniently granting progression for Wenger's men.

However, the former Arsenal striker could not make it to the score sheet against his former employers. Wenger knows that the former Wolfsburg and Juventus man's performance can improve if he keeps it up.

"He [Bendtner] tried his luck to make life difficult for us during the match," Wenger said. "Nottingham Forest are a good team and they gave everything tonight. I suppose that if Nicklas is fit, determined and combative as he was tonight, then that is what you want from him and more."

Wenger explained further that the Danish is just 28, so if he can maintain his fitness and be fortunate enough not to encounter injury, he can become one hungry striker who can score goals against teams.

The Frenchman declared that the Denmark forward is very intelligent and honest, though he made few mistakes in his career, he has the quality to maintain the fame his talent deserves.

Wenger was also quick to praise the goal scoring impact that Xhaka who has now found the net twice in as many matches he has played on Arsenal's midfield, as well as lauding the performance of two-goal Perez.

The 66-year old coach made it known that the match was a tough one, but their technical superiority proved the difference. "We played with a good team dynamic and that's the way we wanted to play.”

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