Nicklas Bendtner could make his first appearance for Arsenal in over two years when Arsenal take on West Brom in their Capital One Cup tie, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
The Denmark international was on the brink of leaving the Gunners on more than one occasion during the summer but struggled to seal a move away after two consecutive season long loan spells away from the club at Sunderland and Juventus.
In a statement released by the 25-year-old it was revealed Arsenal decided to retain Bendtner's services on transfer deadline day after failing in their own attempts to bring in additional cover for Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman is expected to be rested on Wednesday night after starting all five of the Gunners' Premier League games in addition to three Champions League fixtures, giving Bendtner the chance to prove his worth to Wenger.
"We have a Capital One Cup game at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday and I will rotate the team, of course. Nicklas Bendtner has a chance to be involved," Wenger stated in an email sent to Arsenal supporters.
"Rotating the squad is important because we play again on Saturday and after that we have a massive home game in the Champions League (against Napoli). We will need everyone to play their part.
Having failed to score a goal during his loan spell in Serie A last season, Bendtner's last competitive club goal came in May 2012 in his last appearance for the Black Cats.
Wenger also praised the immediate impact of his record signing Mesut Ozil. The Germany international was in impressive form during Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Stoke as he laid on another three assists for his teammates.
"When you look at his numbers, the assists are not a coincidence, it's just the reality of his game," Wenger added.
"I believe that once he is completely integrated we'll see even more from him. It shows how important the delivery is and Mesut Ozil can provide that."
Ozil's fellow summer signing Emiliano Viviano could also be in line to make his first appearance for the Gunners. The shot stopper, on a season long loan from Palermo, was an unused substitute during Sunday's win at the Emirates.