VIDEO: Bendtner plays FIFA, drops Giroud - does Nicklas score?

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Maligned Arsenal striker gets on the Arsenal grass… just not at the Emirates Stadium but via virtual reality with the computer.

Valued at a mere £3.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, seldom-used Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 26, appears destined for a summer transfer away from the Emirates Stadium, with Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Hull City, Stoke City, Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Anzhi Makhachkala all speculatively linked in the past 12 months, with a move to FC Copenhagen perhaps the most likely.

However, despite the ongoing rumours, the Dane continues to show his allegiance to the Gunners by picking Arsenal as his favoured team on FIFA, before dropping first-choice striker Olivier Giroud in favour of himself - is it a move that paid off? Find out in the video above!

Bendtner has played just 164 minutes of Premier League football but, in that time, has scored twice - an attacking efficiency of a goal scored every 82 minutes on average.

As a comparative tool, Giroud has played 2,504 minutes of Premier League football and has returned 13 goals - once every 192 minutes on average.

On a recent data report published by Here Is The City, Giroud also came out way behind Bendtner when it comes to shots to goals conversion rates, with the Frenchman netting just one from every seven shot attempts. Giroud also was only successfully hitting the target with 31% of his shots, compared to Nicklas who tests the goalkeeper with 37.5% of his shots.

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