Bendtner gunning for title fightback

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Nicklas Bendtner has vowed to help Arsenal show their rediscovered strengths and lead the fight back into the Barclays Premier League title race.

The Denmark striker, who turns 21 on Friday, came off the substitutes' bench to net a late winner as a determined Bolton were beaten 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Bendtner told Arsenal TV Online: "We have talked among ourselves that 2008 was not the strongest, so we want to come out in 2009 and show what we are really about."

He added: "I have got a few late goals now, but as long as I can help the team win, I am happy.

"We know the game is for 90 minutes, and if you are focused most of the time you get what you deserve."

The big Dane has his share of critics, but continues to maintain the total support of Wenger.

The Arsenal manager is all too aware of the challenges facing youngsters eager to impress in the first team.

"One of the problems when you build a young team up is you have to be patient knowing they are impatient, and that is the difficult side of it because everybody wants always to play," said Wenger, who has resisted the temptation to allow Bendtner a spell out on loan as he did at Birmingham during the 2006-07 season.

While Wenger has complete confidence in the potential of his young squad, he would still like to buy at least one "exceptional" talent during the transfer window - but only at the right price.

Zenit St Petersburg have turned down an initial £10million bid for wantaway playmaker Andrei Arshavin, but negotiations are understood to be continuing.

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