Sep 25, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​The Hawthorns
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Arsene Wenger happy with Nicklas Bendtner return

Arsene Wenger says that Nicklas Bendtner did "very well" after playing his first game for Arsenal in over two years.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to striker Nicklas Bendtner for his comeback performance against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

The Dane, who underwent loan spells at Sunderland and Juventus over the past two seasons, made his first start for the Gunners in two years as they advanced to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup on penalties at The Hawthorns.

Bendtner, who failed to find a new club during the summer, scored his side's opening spot kick, and Wenger was pleased by his all-round display.

"I thought overall he had a good game," Wenger said in his press conference. "For a guy who has not played for such a long time, and on his own up front, he did very well.

"One thing you don't question too much with him is his confidence. I believe for Nicklas, the most important thing for him is to stay fit. As for the rest, he has the talent.

"It is important that he is now consistently present and works hard physically. He has top qualities."

Arsenal will host Chelsea in the next stage of the competition.

Arsenal's Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner awaits kick off during during the League Cup football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich on September 25, 2013
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