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With a keen eye for scouting young talent, Arsenal are being linked with FC Copenhagen striker Andreas Cornelius, who is dubbed the 'New Nicklas Bendtner'. However, the Gunners could face competition for the 19-year old Dane from fellow Premier League club West Ham United and Serie A giants AC Milan.
According to reports in The Metro, Arsenal have joined the chase for Cornelius having been tipped-off by their Scandinavian scout Bob Bennett. FC Copenhagen though are unwilling to part with their young centre forward, but may consider selling in January if provided with an option to keep the player till the end of the season.
At 6'4", Cornelius has been compared to another Danish forward, Nicklas Bendtner who signed for Arsenal in 2004. Both men are strong in the air and are also quite blessed technically. Cornelius has made a good start to the season, having scored 10 goals in 19 appearances for Copenhagen, having nailed down a regular first-team place in the Danish champions' starting line-up.
Arsenal are known to buy players young and turn them into stars, with recent examples being Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Samir Nasri. Bennett is believed to be the man behind bringing Bendtner to the Gunners in 2004. However, Arsenal fans would hope Cornelius does not follow the path travelled by his Danish compatriot into Gunners oblivion.
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