Nicklas Bendtner seems to be on the verge of leaving Arsenal after it was revealed he has offers available to him. The big dane could only earn a place on the bench last season, when he did get a chance to play, it was usually on the wing, out of position. He was recently left out in the 23 man squad for Arsenal’s pre season tour to Asia, fuelling speculation he is on his way out of the Emirates. In 32 appearances last season, he only managed 9 goals, which put him as thrid choice striker behind Robin Van Persie and Marouane Chamakh. Clubs from both Germany and Portgual are reportedly interested in the Arsenal forward. Frank Arnesen, formerly of Chelsea and now Hamburg sporting director, told Hamburger Abendblatt:
“We need more creativity in our offence. A midfielder with quality would be good for us,”
“Bendtner would be a real dream, he is a very interesting player. He can also play as an attacking midfielder behind the attacker. But it would almost amount to a small miracle for us to get him.”
There are two other clubs who have made Nicklas an offer and we are unfortunately not in that position.”
Despite keen interest, Hamburg look likely to miss out on the 23 year old, but two unnamed clubs have put in an offer. Meanwhile, Dortmund have ruled themselves out of the race for the Danish international. Club chief executive officer Hans-Joachim Watzke said:
“There has never been an offer from Borussia Dortmund for Nicklas Bendtner,”
“Of course we could make larger transfers but we don’t want to borrow any money.”
The majority of Arsenal fans would want to see the back of Bendtner, who was heavily criticised in the 09/10 season in which he missed many chances, and with no other options available due to injury, Wenger was forced to play him up front. However, some feel as though he hasn’t been given a chance, but his days at Arsenal seem to be numbered.
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