Bendtner out for up to four weeks

LONDON - Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has had minor groin surgery that will keep him out of action for three to four weeks, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Danish international, who was injured against north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on October 31, had the operation in Germany the club website said.

Bendtner ended last season with 15 goals in all competitions for Arsenal and has scored three times in eight starts this term.