Unsettled Arsenal duo Andrey Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner are set to discuss their futures with Arsene Wenger at the end of the season
Danish striker Bendtner had admitted he has grown frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities in recent months while Arshavin has failed to recapture the form that persuaded Wenger to pay more than £15million for the forward back in January 2009.
A sixth year without a trophy has put pressure on the Gunners boss to make changes to the squad ahead of the next campaign, with the recent take-over by American billionaire Stan Kroenke merely adding to calls for the Frenchman to spend big in the summer.
When quizzed on the duo Wenger sympathised with their situation and pledged to talk to them about their futures after the final match of the season.
“I will sit down with Nicklas at the end of the season to see how he feels, 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.
“It’s true he didn’t get enough games. Personally, I want him to stay, because he’s a young striker with top quality – but I have to sit down with him.”
On Russian star Arshavin Wenger added: “You know who the player is who was involved in most of the Premier League games this season? Arshavin.