Latest Transfer Update at 07-05-11
Bendtner - lack of opportunities.
WENGER HOPES BENDTNER WILL STAY
Arsene Wenger admits he understands Nicklas Bendtner's frustrations this season but hopes to convince the out-of-favour striker to stay at Arsenal.
The 23-year-old Denmark international has struggled for regular first-team football and has previously hinted at leaving Emirates Stadium in the summer.
But Wenger says he is optimistic of keeping Bendtner when they sit down to discuss the striker's future.
"I will sit down with Nicklas at the end of the season to see how he feels," said Wenger.
"I completely agree that he did not get enough chances, it was a very difficult season for him.
"He must be frustrated and I am as well because I feel he was not involved enough.
"That is part of the competition as well, but we will see where we go from here at the end of the season. I hope he will stay."
Wenger is likely to review his squad over the summer and could find a place for several of the youngsters who have enjoyed productive spells on loan, including England Under-21 midfielder Henri Lansbury who helped Norwich secure promotion to the Premier League.
"Some of them will come back and be part of the squad. Lansbury can be one of them, I like him," said Wenger.