Injury scare for Bendtner

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has suffered an injury scare while training with Denmark.

The 23-year-old is pictured in the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet with ice packed onto his ankle and was taken back to the team hotel for further tests.

According to the report, Bendtner suffered the ankle problem while running and there was no other player involved. It remains to be seen whether the injury will prove to be serious, but the striker now looks a doubt for Denmark's Euro 2012 qualifier against Norway on Saturday.

The loss of Bendtner, who spent several months on the sidelines after the World Cup following a niggling groin problem, for any significant time would be a blow for the Gunners as they look to salvage something from their season.

After the bitter disappointment of defeat to Birmingham in the Carling Cup final at Wembley, a Champions League exit in Barcelona and FA Cup defeat at Manchester United, Arsenal remarkably still hold the destiny of the Barclays Premier League title in their own hands.


If Arsenal win their last nine matches - including a trip to Tottenham and home game with United on May 1 - Wenger's men would overhaul the current five-point deficit and be crowned champions.

The Gunners are not in action again until their late kick-off against Blackburn on April 2, by which time United could be further ahead after facing West Ham at Upton Park at lunchtime.

While Wenger accepts there is little anyone can do about television dictating fixture scheduling, the Gunners boss feels his men should always concentrate on the job in hand rather than worrying about what might be going on elsewhere.

"I tell the players to forget about the other matches as far as possible and just focus on how they want to play," he said in the April edition of the official Arsenal magazine.

"If they play before us, then I like to know the result, but if it's the same time, I don't mind not knowing until the end. I think they should make each team's last three fixtures all kick off at the same time, not just the last one."

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