Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner says he hopes to extend his stay with Juventus beyond the terms of his season-long loan in Turin.

The 24-year-old Denmark international has started only two games for Juve since his summer switch from the Gunners, but has ambitions to secure a permanent transfer to the Serie A champions.

"I do not regret choosing Juventus, it was an easy transition to make and everyone at the club has made me feel welcome," the Arsenal forward told Tuttosport.

"I am very happy in Turin, it is a wonderful city."

"It's my wish to remain here after my loan finishes, but I must first prove myself, and to do that I need to play."

Whether or not Juventus decide sign Bendtner at the end of his loan deal remains to be seen, but the Dane's Arsenal career would seem destined to be unfulfilled.

Bendtner joined the Arsenal academy as a teenager in 2004, before graduating to Arsene Wenger's first team a year later, and has made over 150 appearances for the Gunners.

But his profligacy in front of goal has always served to be his downfall, and Bendtner has been unable to demonstrate he is worthy of a regular Arsenal place following disappointing loan spells with Birmingham and Sunderland.

Bendtner is now behind Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Gervinho in Arsenal's goalscoring department and, with Wenger reportedly looking at other strikers, will be unable to prove himself at the Emirates Stadium.

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