Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson have been duking it out for more than a decade. They’ve been battling not just on the pitch, but in the transfer window, where they’ve each had more than their fair share of successes.
It’s hard to single out two better judges of talent in the European game.
Arsene Wenger in particular, knows young talent, whilst Sir Alex has a knack for picking experienced players who can come straight into his team and do a job.
So it’s interesting to see Arsenal linked to Danish youngster, Andreas Cornelius, with Manchester United hovering around in the background.
ClubCall claim that both clubs are set to ‘do battle’ once more this summer in an attempt to win the 20-year-old’s signature. May the best side win.
He’s a player who had earned more than his fair share of comparisons to Nicklas Bendtner. Now before you snigger, bare in mind, that Bendtner too was once a talented young thing, with a prolific goal-scoring record (particularly in the reserve teams for Arsenal).
Cornelius, like Nicklas, is a ‘great Dane’, meaning he stands tall at 6″4. But he’s not as gangly as Bendtner. He’s a bulky figure who uses his strength and physicality well. Naturally he’s great in the air, but he also has a Didier Drogba-esque aura along the ground that defies his age and maturity.
Best of all, he’s a natural goal scorer. 18 goals in 27 games this season (albeit in the Danish League) more or less speaks for itself.
It’s claimed that Arsenal are ready to send their scout, Bobby Bennett to watch him play for Denmark during this spate of current Internationals. Well, he certainly wont be watching Bendtner, who’s currently enjoying an International ban.
It’s hard to tell at this stage, but Andreas Cornelius seems to have a more sensible head on his shoulders than Nicklas Bendtner. You get the feeling that he’s destined for bigger and better things – that he could go on to become a real star.
That’s why both Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in him.
As previously mentioned, Arsene has a reputation for nurting young talent. For this reason, I’d like to see him at the Emirates. I’d like to see him take the same path as Nicklas Bendtner and come out on the other side a better player for it.
What’s your take? Would you like to see Andreas Cornelius at the Emirates?
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March 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Bendtner’s not gangly
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