Bendtner heroics the latest surprise in Arsenal's unlikely title charge

Wednesday December 4th, 2013
Nicklas Bendtner celebrates his opening goal as Arsenal defeated Hull City 2-0 on Wednesday to retain its four-point lead atop the Premier League.
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In part, of course, that is a reflection of the feel-good factor around Arsenal. When results are good, fans are looking for heroes rather than for scapegoats. Bendtner may not be a hero yet, but at least he has showed that if called upon to play a role this season, he can do so; and that, symbolically at least, is very good news for Arsenal.

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