Football

Arsenal dealt blow in 'new Nicklas Bendtner' chase

Published 6 Comments

Arsenal target Andreas Cornelius will not be sold by Copenhagen in January, insists the club's sporting director Carsten V. Jensen.

Sky Sports reports how the 19-year-old striker has been in impressive form for the Danish giants this season, and is currently the league's joint top scorer with 12 goals.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in bring the player to the Emirates Stadium, but could face competition for Cornelius' signature from West Ham United and Inter Milan.

The 19-year-old has been dubbed the 'new Nicklas Bendtner' - which may come as a concern to some Arsenal fans - but is said to have excellent technique, and at 6ft 4in is recognised as more of a target man with good prowess in the air.

Either way, Copenhagen have stressed they are unwilling to listen to any offers for the in-demand forward.

"We are in the process of rebuilding the team and, therefore, we will not sell any key players in January," Jensen told Ekstra Bladet.

"We are not a selling club and we are not dependent on income from sales."

Cornelius also revealed his intentions to carry on playing for Copenhagen, saying that he is undistracted by recent transfer speculation, and remains happy in Denmark.

"I am not focusing on finding a new club," the striker added. "My plan is to stay in Copenhagen where I feel at home and will continue my development."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Arsenal
Football
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again