As we mentioned in a recent post celebrating our birthday, the second ever article posted on Arseblog News relayed the desire of Nicklas Bendtner to quit Arsenal.
Two years later the Danish striker has once again insisted that he’s definitely on the cusp of an Emirates exit with five or six clubs all eager to have him Instagramming pictures of his injured groin/wrist/ego (delete as appropriate) on their respective treatment tables.
Reflecting on his loan at Juventus, the 25-year-old accepted that things had not gone to plan.
“It was a horrible season at Juventus due to so many physical problems, even if I was happy with the Bianconeri and made many friends in the team. I have to look forward now,” he told Danish-publication Sporten.dk (translated by Football Italia).
“Playing football is what I love more than anything else in the world. I am in talks with five or six clubs at the moment, so now I must make the right decision.
“It will be a permanent transfer, as agreed with Arsenal. Now we have to work on the fee, but it will all be resolved soon and I hope to join the right club within a couple of weeks.”
It’s believed that the Bundesliga could be Bendtner’s next destination with at least two clubs, including Eintracht Frankfurt, understood to be keeping tabs on him.
He’s not a bad player is B52 (can we still call him that?) but hopefully the penny has dropped and he’ll realise that signing for big clubs isn’t half as important for a reputation as actually playing football and scoring some goals.
A few years ago Arsenal fans would have pinpointed him as an easy £5-10 million in the bank, it looks as though along with Arshavin, Squillaci and Denilson we’ll now just be happy to have him off the books.
(Cheers to @RYO_Cleverfish for the original link)