Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Nicklas Bendtner will be a major player for his team next season.

"I feel as well some young players have made big progress and next year they will be better players," he said.

"Players like Bendtner, who has already made progress from the start of the season. Next year you can consider him a real striker."

Bendtner scored in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool and added: "We should have come away with more. It is obviously more difficult for us now in the league, but we have to keep believing.

"If we win every game between now and the end of the season then we will see where that takes us.

"If we can win at Manchester United next week it might go our way.

"It would be very hard for us if we didn't win anything.

"We have worked very hard and played as well as anyone. We have kept going and kept the belief strong and that belief is still there, very deeply."