Bendtner is as frontline as we get in our injury depleted striker corps.
But clinical finishing is clearly not his forte. A heavy first touch and John Arne Riise type stratospheric hoofs and it is no wonder he scores such few goals. Unless it is off the sort of assist provided by Emmanuel Eboue.
One would hardly call him brilliant.
Now, Kevin Doyle who I saw in Wolves loss to Chelsea showed some real goalscoring chops. For a striker of slight build, he played a lot with his back turned towards goal, very successful in fending away the brawny Chelsea defense, quick on the turn and not afraid of letting loose a snapshot. He will be a transfer target after this season and if Wolves fail to remain promoted, could leave for a bigger club.
Doyle has scored six goals without a creative midfield. A club like Arsenal that creates chances a plenty could net him a dozen more. He might be a perfect pick up for a budget conscious manager like Wenger.