Arsenal have confirmed that Nicklas Bendtner will be leaving the club this summer at the end of his current contract. The Dane, who has scored 47 goals for the club, will join South Korean Park Chu Young in the departure lounge.
Bacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski have already confirmed their moves to Man City and Swansea respectively, while youngster Zak Ansah is set to join Charlton.
Chuks Aneke has taken the interesting step of moving to Zulte Waregem in the Belgian Pro League, while fellow youngsters Daniel Boateng, Zach Fagan and Leander Siemann all move on at the end of their current deals.
The club are also willing to listen to offers for Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi who is deemed surplus to requirements and was offered across Europe in January with no loan or permanent takers.
But it’s the departure of The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived that will resonate most with Gooners today. Bendtner, who has recently had a tattoo of himself brandishing a light-saber riding a killer-whale motorbike into the sun inked onto his entire back, is now a free agent.
Where he ends up is going to be interesting. Let’s just hope he’s got a new turtle-neck to wear to his unveiling.