City spent most of Monday scouring the market for a tall centre forward after they opted against forking out close to £25million for Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz.
Instead, they targeted a loan for 6ft 3in Bendtner but Arsenal could not afford to let him go as they were still unsure about Andrei Arshavin’s signing.
A real surprise this one, as although putting all of our eggs in one Roque Santa Cruz shaped basket saw us end up without bringing in attacking reinforcements, I fail to see what Bendtner would have added to the side. For me he lacks mobility, and is not what you would class as prolific in front of goal.
It could be argued that he would have added the size and presence Hughes desires so much, but from what I have seen of him, would he really have offered anything that incumbents Caicedo or Jo couldn't?