Arsenal huffed, they puffed, and for 89 minutes it looked like not being enough. But then Nicklas Bendtner arrived.
Arsenal maintained their title push on New Year’s Day with a 2-0 win over Vincent Tan’s Cardiff, and the Dane stole the headlines with the opener in the final minutes of the game.
The Gunners broke Cardiff’s resistance when a cross was delivered into the mixer from Nacho Monreal, Bacary Sagna’s header saved by Cardiff keeper Marshall and Nicolas Bendtner stormed in to kncok the ball over the line.
Bendtner picked up an injury steering the ball over the line, and the Dane was replacement by Thomas Vermaelen minutes after finding the target.
See how Nicklas Bendtner started 2014 an Arsenal hero with a late winner to beat Cardiff below.