The goals haven't exactly been flowing in for Nicklas Bendtner at Juventus; they aren't even trickling in. He is yet to score for his new side.
At international level he continues to make an impression though, after scoring for Denmark against Bulgaria last month, he scored a penalty in a friendly draw with Turkey last night.
The differentiation in club and country form is a mystery Arsenal have long attempted to solve, without success - and Juventus are now trying their best to unravel whether the Dane does actually have the talent required to cut it at the top.
It isn't so long ago Bendtner was being talked up as Arsenal's next great youth prospect, but nowadays those at the Emirates would rather he just cleared off altogether.
With a self-confident attitude which would make Samantha Brick blush, Bendtner agitated fans with his high opinion of himself, combined with poor finishing ability.
He was dispatched on loan to Sunderland last season, after aiming for a move to Roma or Bayern Munich, and failed to win over their support too, with his 'I don't really want to be here' mentality.
This summer it appeared the same could occur, or worse still Arsenal would be stuck with him, but lo and behold, a dream loan move to Juventus materialised on deadline day.
It wasn't exactly a dream move for the Turin club, fans had been promised a Van Persie and ended up with a Bendtner, but after failing to cough up the required fans for the Dutchman, you get what you do, or don't pay for.
So how has it been for Bendtner over in Italy so far?
Not great to be frank. He was criticised early on for being 'podgy', and then incurred the wrath of Arsenal fans by dismissing their training sessions as poor compared to those at Juventus.
On the pitch he has struggled for starts - Making two in all. He had to wait until October 28 for his first start, making another three days later, but in the two games since he has dropped to the bench.
And crucially, he remains without a goal. Strikers are judged on their records, and a big fat zero in the goals column doesn't look good.
Bendtner will argue he hasn't had the chances, and he's right, it is early days yet. But the Turin club look set to go in for another striker in January - Potentially battling Arsenal for the signature of Fernando Llorente.
This would reduce the Dane's playing time even further, and there is talk his loan could even be terminated early. We're sure Arsenal fans would welcome him back with open arms. In the Champions League he has played just 15 minutes of football.
So these are an important couple of months ahead for Bendtner, who will want to convince other clubs he is worthy of a shot, even if a future at Juventus looks every bit as uncertain as Arsenal.
Statistics show he had eight shots for the club in Serie A, without scoring and this is the sort of wastefulness supporters got fed up with seeing from him at the Emirates.
Yet while he continues to rattle them in for his country, you suspect there might just be a decent striker in there somewhere. He is 24, and doesn't deserve to be written off just yet. His contract at Arsenal runs until 2014, so the club will most probably look to cut their losses in the summer unless Wenger has a dramatic change of heart.
Perhaps he just needs the right coach, it's been said he needs to change his attitude, but for his country whatever he is doing is working. If he gets more chances at Juventus you never know - Let's see what he has to offer them over the next couple of months.
He has at least featured in their last four games, after playing just once in the first seven in Serie A, so perhaps his fortunes are beginning to turn. He'll certainly be hoping so - because this is an opportunity at Juventus he may not get again if he can't seize it.
What does the future hold for Bendtner?
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