O’Neill – No talks with Arsenal over Nicklas Bendtner

The Arsenal flop Bendtner might return to the Emirates Stadium in the summer according to Sunderland coach Martin O’Neil. The manager claims that even though Bendtner’s evolution this season was a good one, no official talks have been made yet and his situation at the club remains unknown.

Bendtner joined Sunderland this season on loan from Arsenal, but his time at the new club also brought a few downs as the striker caused a few scandals.

“Nicklas has done very well for us recently and I’m very happy about that,” O’Neill told the Sunderland Echo.

O’Neill plays down Arsenal rumours regarding Sessegnon

The Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill snubbed the ongoing speculations which were speaking about a possible move from Sunderland to Arsenal for African striker Stephane Sessegnon. Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with Sessegnon for quite some time now, and the newspapers are saying that the move is going to be made this summer.

O’Neill doesn’t even want to hear about a possible leave, and stated: “Sess is playing brilliantly for us. There’s talk about him being unhappy and that he’s having a tough old time with his family, but believe me, he couldn’t be happier.

Martin O’Neill – Wenger doesn’t like me but he is still Arsenal’s greatest ever manager!

The Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill thinks that his team can heap more misery on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal by knocking the Gunners out of the FA Cup today, but he doesn’t understand the stick that Wenger is getting from the TV pundits and Arsenal fans.

“I’m not here to defend Arsène Wenger. He doesn’t need defending by me, who isn’t his favourite character,” O’Neill said. “Very little surprises me in the game now but I am surprised at the criticism surrounding him. His influence on English football has been immense.

Martin O’Neill warns Arsenal over FA Cup rematch

The Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill believes that his team did enough to earn at least a point off Arsenal this weekend, and warns that the boot will be on the other foot in next weekend’s FA Cup match.

Sunderland had had a gruelling extra-time win over Middlesbrough last Wednesday while Arsenal had a full weeks rest, but this time it is Arsenal’s turn to play in Milan on Wednesday while the Black Cats put their feet up at home, and O’Neill believes it will be a different game next week.

Martin O’Neill won’t share some wine with Wenger after the game

Arsenal go to the Stadium of Light today to begin a sequence of three crucial games in a week, and Sunderland’s new manager Martin O’Neill has admitted that Arsene Wenger has never accepted a post-match tipple with the Irishman after any match.

O’Neill said: “I always have a difference of opinion with people.

“I don’t always see eye to eye with him. But then I don’t think he always sees eye to eye with anyone.

“I don’t think Arsene has ever taken up the offer of a post-match drink and I’ve absolutely no problem with that whatsoever, none at all. But it’s there if he wants it.

O’Neill – Nicklas Bendtner needs to start scoring goals

The new Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill has taken over with his new team currently in the relegation zone with just two wins from their 14 games so far in the Premiership.

The on-loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner arrived at the Black Cats promisng to score lots of goals if given a regular starting spot for Sunderland but has so far only managed the two goals against West Brom and Bolton, and now O’Neill reckons its time for the disgruntled ex-Gunner to start finding his scoring boots to get his new team out of trouble.

O’Neill said yesterday: “I think that is paramount,”