Nicklas Bendtner hopes both he and Andrey Arshavin start for Arsenal in the Carling Cup final against Birmingham City. If he and Arshavin do get the nod, Bendtner is confident they can click when it matters most.

"We have had a good involvement together," Bendtner told the Official Arsenal Matchday Programme.

"We get on very well and are good friends, and since he arrived here we have always played well alongside each other.

"If you look back, we've set quite a lot of goals up for each other all the way through. Even against Orient, I played him in a few times and we combined nicely.

"Andrey is very easy to click with, because he has such good passing and vision."

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