[Poll] is Bendtner a better finisher then Chamakh?

I’d say both players have their pros and cons.

But I would say that Bendtner is a better finisher then Chamakh!!

Chamakh seems very unsure what to do in the box or even scared to pull the trigger at times.

Last season Bendtner scored alot of vital goals for us in the dying moments of games. I really wouldn’t trust Chamakh being 1 on 1 with the keeper in a tight game.

I doubt that Chamakh would have scored that 3rd goal vs Man City, He would have taken 2 many touches and rounded Hart and won a pen. And last night you saw the power in the shooting of Bendtner. Has Chamakh got that power with his feet to score a goal like that?

Bendtner finishing since his return has been class.

Out of the two I think Bendtner is a better finisher, However Chamakh links the play better and has better work rate.

Chamakh is NOT a natural finishers. He has a huge reluctance to shoot when given the chance.Bendtner is also much more direct. He runs at players and tries to go past them. Chamakh will never do this as he doesn’t have the pace or skill to do it.

Chamakh however, has a much better first touch, can hold the ball up well, and of course can win a pen..

So who do you think is the better finisher?

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  1. ore

    October 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    bendtner with his feet and chamakh with his noggin

  2. clash

    October 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Well, well… I am admirer of both the players. Its a bit unfair to compare both of them. Bendtner definitely has the confidence and ability in him and he has proved himself last season in which he scored a lot of crucial goals, which i felt prolonged our title challenge to an extent. The goal against wolves is one of my favorite.

    There is no doubting that Chamakh adds tremendous industriousness to the side. The other positive aspect of this facet of his is that, his industriousness puts a much needed urgency and urge in all his teammates. He has intelligent runs and holds the ball well, but if i am not mistaken, in the league he has not yet scored a goal in an away match or has he? He definitely has to work on his finishing in open play.

    I definitely don’t have answer to the question you have posed but their presence is only going to do good for the team. Arsene Wenger will rightly use them according to situations and we can bet on that. If we continue to have a good run in the other competitions, there will be no dearth of opportunities for both players.

  3. lionel

    October 28, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    chamakh is a better finisher with his head. bendtner better with his foot. its not surprise to see bendtner improves as he got JayET catching up from behind.

    Arsenal can play chamakh up alone but not bendtner. Through passes are easier with chamakh’s forward run. bendtner can be useful as a sub.

  4. Marco10

    October 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    bendtner is a better finisher but chamakh is the all round better striker the team benefits more when chamakh is in the team! 😉

  5. nath

    October 28, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    chamakh is too lazy fuck chamakh, UP BENDTNER is much better than chamakh 80%

  6. E9 Gunner

    October 28, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Chamakh is the better player at the moment. Only because Bendtner isnt a good team player as yet and doesnt link up as well as Chamakh does. But he is by far the better talent, maybe Wenger also brought in Chamakh so Bendtner could learn from him. Bendtner has all the attributes to become a world class striker.

  7. OldGoon

    October 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    wouldnt mind seeing both up front for some easier home games. conventional 442.

  8. 9ija gooners

    October 28, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    well our opinion can never be the same i like chamakc than bendtner b’cos the guy just came to the team he has scored 6 goals 4 asssist he won 6 penalty for us and they have collected 4 red cards

  9. litejk

    October 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Bendtner will be world class in 1-2 years time…remember him in the reserves with Lupoli,he was awesome…Nicklas is still 22 and has 51 goals in England…I`m a big fan of his and belive me he will bang in 25-30 goals a season very soon!!!GO NICK! BUT Marouane is better suited to our team today…VERY impressed with his all-round play this season!When we chase games BOTH can play…WOW!!!TROPHY IS COMING OUR WAY !!!

  10. showtime!

    October 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    both are gud n both are not natural finishers.b52 iz beta wit his feet bt i prefer c29 in a game.js luk at hw many away points weve piked frm sidez wich gave us hell last season n dts mostly coz of c29.i knw 1day b52 wil be a greater striker though…

  11. High-tech

    October 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    As funny as it sound,maroune is far more better than B52.He (b52) has failed on too many occasions when given the chance to lead attack.A good as people claim missed five 1 on 1 against burnley. What else do i need to say?

  12. High-tech

    October 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    funny as it sound,maroune is far more better than B52.He (b52) has failed on too many occasions when given the chance to lead attack.A good as people claim missed five 1 on 1 against burnley. What else do i need to say?

  13. jack

    October 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    chamakh doesn’t have the pace!!! who have u been watching?

  14. top gunner

    October 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Is someone having a laugh!!!! 1 Chamakh is total quality and will get 25 – 30 goals once he settles in, Bentner is likable boy but if he gets 10 we will be lucky, this guy has been given too many chances, should have got rid and kept Eduardo. He’s not quality

  15. okunlola Olaniyi Saheed

    October 28, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    In my poinion I will say Maroune Chamark is better placed in a match as a supporting striker while Nicholas Benthner will fit in as a perfect (9) stirker. with those two guy staying practically injury free there is hope for Arsenals goal scoring as far as strikers are concerned. we should better play Benthner in front of Charmark where we need to play 4-4-2 if we need to play 4-5-1 we need Shamark because of his work rate and link with the midfield where we need play 4-3-3 we need Benthner in the middle of attack but of his clinical ability and size………its my opinion.

  16. Poul

    October 28, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Chamakh is one-dimentional. What counts in his favour; is that he’s more consistent and better tactical than Bendtner. Marouane is way better doing the simple things.
    When peaking, I by far consider Bendtner the better player. He needs to improve his first touch, but only when passed at moving against the ball (first touch moving with ball is subliminal). Finishing and dribbling I think Nick is the better of the two. What i really can’t see, is how anyone would consider Chamakh a better header than Bendtner, not because he isn’t a good header, simply because i see Bendtner as one of the best players in the world in that area. When ball is in the air the first touch of bendtner is nothing short of phenomenal. Both players jump very high and well-timed, but i’d still give Ben the edge finishing with head given his power!

    Finally no arguments are needed. Bendtner has the edge, simply because team is winning when he starts up front.

  17. Max

    October 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Chamakh is a better forward & better passer of the football but when it comes down to simply finishing i give the edge to Bendtner. Im a huge fan of both of them and its tough to tell which one is an overall better footballer but i think we should be happy that we have 3 excelent forwards (4 if u count Walcott).

  18. Lutfur Rahman

    October 28, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Chamakh for me is a better player, he has done well in the absence of both Van persie and Bendtner and i am sure he will continue his consistency until last,he has done a lot already for Arsenal he gives the backs much problems with the way he hold the ball and the way he control and……
    Bendtner is young and he can be a great player for Arsenal in next few years..

  19. The BearMan

    October 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Personally, who is the better striker does not really matter to me in the slightest. What I am more concerned with is that both lads are always on their best form, injury free and competing to start each game. This way eighter player could be called on at anytime and we the fans will see fire works. Yes we expect good team work, but with both lads determination to hit the back of the net every game, it will be watching the film TOP GUNNER.

    I would like the club to assemble a board in the changing room, where individuals will keep scores by filling there cards after each game. Now RVP is about to make his return. Would it be a hat-trick each game now on in. Song off the mark with a bang, Walcott’s strike rate averaging two per game, well not quite yet? The JET eager to show the first team how it is done. With Wellington Silva on his way even the commentators have to start practising GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL Samba style.

    This Bear is getting excited and a little carried away folks!

  20. shiv

    October 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Chamakh and Bentner are both good. But Chamackh has been very impressive since joining Arsenal. I prefer him cause he adapts to the passing -the-ball style of arsenal. Would be nice to see Wenger going for a 4-3-3 with Chamakh, Bentner and Van Persie up front, and believe me, there would be so much GOALS on that day. Hope to see that soon.

  21. Curt

    October 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    @Nath: Chamakh is lazy?!? That is the most ridiculous criticism, nobody on our team works harder.

    Maybe Chamakh would be a better finisher if he had the confidence to take the shot on, but we have seen in recent games he is reluctant to shoot from the edge of the box, and likes to tap it on to somebody who is usually not expecting the ball.

  22. goonski

    October 29, 2010 at 12:52 am

    mark my words with in a couple years bendtner will be one of the best strikers in the world to be honest i laught when bendtner said this a couple year back but can really see happening

  23. E9 Gunner

    October 29, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Please stop writing-off bendtner, chamakh is the overall better player at the moment but we all know he will never be world class. Bendtner has far more potential and will one day be a world class striker! How can you say bendtner has failed to impress when he gets the chance, Bendtner is still maturing.
    Somebody earlier mentioned Eduardo a good player, but tell me how much better was Eduardo and Chamakh at 22 years of age???
    I dont even think chamack was playing football, I think he just graduated with Accountacy degree.

  24. Ceejay

    October 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    U can never compare B52 to chamak. Chamak is far better than B52. He has some qualities that i have not seen in B52. B52 is a better finisher but cant link with other players. Chamak workrate is da bomb. 1.Chamak bring trouble to defenders but B52 cant. 2. Chamak can bring penalty n freekicks. B52 cant. 3. Chamak can hold ball. B52 cant. Chamak can pass ball well. B52 cant. 4.Chamak is better than B52 in aerial ball. 5. Chamak can tackle ball well. B52 cant.6. Chamak is more fit than B52. The only thing that chamak lack is dribbling skills and finishing skills apart from this two things chamak is da bomb. B52 is good but not good enough to bench chamak.

  25. jack

    January 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    this is chamakh’s first season in the premier league it is not the easiest, alot of fans upset he should’ve scored easy chances e.g when arsenal were winning against spurs 2-0…
    bendtner is a v good striker but i would go for chamakh, i feel we havent seen everything hes got to offer, watch out for him the next season he will be top scorer contender

    fav players at the moment : WALCOTT, FABREGAS, NASRI

  26. Chigozie Macdom

    February 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Charmakh is far more better than Bentner, Had it been we had him when we use to create many chances, poeple we understand better. He dribble, assist, disturb deffenders and score more and better than Bentner

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