Arsenal's Bendtner: Rivals won't copy Stoke tactics

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner doesn't expect teams to copy Stoke City's physical approach in an effort to beat them.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner doesn't expect teams to copy Stoke City's physical approach in an effort to beat them.

He told The Times: "They can try the way they want to try. I don’t think that will happen again. It was very unlucky and they scored from two long throws.

"I don’t really remember anything else apart from that. We had a few difficulties creating chances against them because they were standing very deep but they won the game so all credit to them. I don’t think it will happen again.

"I think some of their challenges were not very nice. I thought the referee could have stopped that a bit before by speaking to their players. If they want to kick us then we have to still try and come out on top."

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