Arsenal dealt blow in 'new Nicklas Bendtner' chase

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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."

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