It’s hardly news that will shock or surprise anyone but Nicklas Bendtner has confirmed he’ll be bringing his Arsenal tenure to an end this summer.
The Dane is out of contract in June, and will become a free agent when his deal expires, bringing to an end an … er … eventful 9 year association with the club.
The 26 year old spoke to the Danish press before their game against England at Wembley tomorrow night and talked about his future and lack of playing time at the moment.
Asked if he might stay, he said, “It’s not the plan. I intend to try something else. I am open to all countries. It’s not that I think I must stay in England.
“The most important thing is that I get to play. It is imperative that I get real playing time.”
With his future obvious, Arsene Wenger has chosen to blood Yaya Sanogo instead of the more experienced Bendtner, but TGSTEL says, “I’m ready to play, but the situation is unfolding right now, means I do not get the expected time.
“I do not know how I rank in Wenger’s plans.”
I think recent selections have shown that he ranks below Sanogo who is below Giroud but maybe Wenger would prefer Bendtner over Podolski. Some might speculate the Dane might have done better with the late chance presented to Sanogo at Stoke, but it’s a moot point really.
It wouldn’t be any surprise if he did manage to make a headline or two before his departure though.