Nicklas Bendtner will get first team opportunities at Arsenal this season, according to the striker's national team coach Morten Olsen.
Despite having not played a game for the Gunners since October 2011, the Denmark striker remains at the Emirates Stadium after the closure of the transfer window, despite holding talks over a move with a host of clubs throughout the summer.
Bendtner, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Sunderland and Juventus, released a statement on Tuesday announcing his disappointment over failing to find a move away from the club, claiming Arsenal's inability to procure another striker before Monday's transfer deadline saw his prospective transfer to an unnamed English team scuppered.
The 24-year-old concluded by saying he will continue to give his all for Arsenal and Denmark coach Olsen believes it will only be a matter of time before Arsene Wenger rewards the striker with first team opportunities.
"I assumed that he would change (clubs) but if Arsenal say they will hold him, then it's probably because they think they can use him," Olsen was quoted as saying by Danish outlet dr.dk ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Armenia.
"I have not spoken with Nick, but if Arsenal have blocked his departure, it must, after all they pay salary for him, be because they want to use him.
"Wenger is a sensible man and he can see that there is a need for a backup in his squad. So it is up to Nicklas to go from being the backup to become a master player."
Bendtner has been exiled from Wenger's first team plans for the past two seasons, but his club's failure to sign another centre forward suggests he still has a role to play.
Although he is highly unlikely to displace Olvier Giroud at the forefront of the Gunners' attack, Bendtner could find himself placed higher in the pecking order than Yaya Sanogo, the largely unproven summer arrival from Auxerre.
Lukas Podolski's three month absence through injury - as confirmed by the player on Tuesday - could also open up another spot in an, albeit slightly unfamiliar, attacking berth.
The Dane held talks with Malaga, Hannover, Eintracht Frankfurt, FC Twente and Hull City over the course of the summer but failed to complete a move away from north London, where in each case the aforementioned clubs were unable to match the striker's lofty salary demands.
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