Wenger has big plans for Bendtner

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told striker Nicklas Bendtner he remains an important member of his squad.

The Denmark international has voiced his unhappiness at his lack of first-team action this season. Bendtner failed to make the bench for Arsenal's Barclays Premier League victory at Everton on Sunday but Wenger insists there was nothing sinister in his omission and the player had suffered a slight injury setback.

Wenger said: "He was not in the squad because he had a little groin problem and I left him at home."

When asked if the player still had a future at the Emirates Stadium, Wenger said: "Yes, for the length of his contract - that is three more years.

"I want him to stay. I have known him since he was 16 years old and I have a strong rapport with him.

"I like him as a player and a person, even if I do not agree with every statement.

"Overall I want him to stay and be part of the group."

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