Sessegnon laments Bendtner loss

Denmark frontman Bendtner, on loan at the Stadium of Light from the

Gunners, is ineligible to play against his parent club in North

London on Sunday. And Black Cats team-mate Sessegnon believes the

23-year-old, who scored last time out in the Premier League against

West Brom, will be missed at Emirates Stadium. Sessegnon told the

Shields Gazette: “It’s a shame that he can’t play at Arsenal and

it’ll be a big loss to us. “He’s an intelligent player, with great

technique who’s really good on the ball. He’s very mobile, too, for

a big man. “He’s playing a big part for us at the moment.” Benin

international Sessegnon has lamented the timing of the striker’s

absence after he felt he was beginning to develop an on-pitch

rapport with the Dane. “We’ve had the opportunity to play together

for a few games now and we’re beginning to understand each other,”

he added. “At the moment, he’s going into every game with the

hunger to do well. “He provides us with a lot because every time

the ball goes up to him, it sticks. He’s playing at his best at the

moment and he’s always got that confident mentality anyway.

“Hopefully, his goal will be the first of many for us.”