Bendtner wants Arsenal's central striking role

Nicklas Bendtner is desperate for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to restore him to his favoured position up front.

Nicklas Bendtner is desperate for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to restore him to his favoured position up front.

Bendtner has been used in a wide role this season, with Dutchman Robin van Persie taking the central role in a front three.

"I am an attacker not a winger. I have always seen myself as a striker and it is my goal to play as a striker all the time," the Denmark international said.

"It is important for me to play and when Arsene tells me to play in a position, I'll do that.

"Last season I played a lot from the left side and this season from the right side but, like I said, I prefer to play up front."