Arsenal's forgotten Dane, Nicklas Bendtner, is set to return to action with Arsenal for the first time in two years.

He is set to make his first Arsenal appearance since August 2011, where he made a ten-minute cameo in their 2-0 home defeat. He will return despite stating he would never play for the Gunners again.

The striker, who earns £52,000-a-week, spent a season on loan at Sunderland, followed by a one with Serie A champions, Juventus.

He made 28 appearances with Sunderland, scoring eight goals, but made a mere nine appearances with Juve, failing to score a single goal. But despite his inconsistency, Wenger has shown faith in the forward.

Bendtner was on the verge of securing a move to recently promoted, Crystal Palace, but after Wenger's failed attempts to secure the signing of Demba Ba, or any other forward, and the Danish international's reluctance to take a wage cut, he was promptly returned to the Emirates.

Wenger allowed Bendtner to miss much of pre-season, in order to find a new club, and since has trained alone, but Wenger insists he will use him.

"If he is fit, I will use Nicklas," said Wenger. "He is a good striker. He could play against West Brom, he will be in the squad for sure.

"It is a fantastic opportunity for him. Honestly, he was supposed to go, but he stayed and once he stays you have to consider him as a full player of the squad.

"If he deserves to play in front of [Olivier] Giroud, he plays in front of Giroud. That is as simple as that.

"He lost his way a little bit, but he is not a bad boy. He is a good guy.

"He took the easy way a little bit but now he realises there are some [signals] in your career when players think that is the moment for them. He has got the message."

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