Nicklas Bendtner has released a statement through his management company expressing his disappointment at not sealing a move away from Arsenal in this summer's transfer window.
Bendtner had opportunities over the course of this window to agree a move to other clubs that Arsenal agreed fees with, however the Dane refused to lower his wage demands.
Hull made a swoop for the Arsenal misfit but were priced out of a deal because of his £50,000-a-week pay packet.
Speaking via International Football Management, Bendtner explained: “It’s no secret that Arsenal and myself had agreed that I could leave the club during the 2013 summer transfer window subject to an agreement between all parties.
“An agreement had been reached with more than one club this week but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker, they reserved their right to not sanction any deal to be concluded.
“Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football."
Bendtner had travelled to Crystal Palace's training ground to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical yesterday, but he will now return to north London after the deadline day deal fell through.
The forward did stress however that while he’s on the books at the Emirates he’ll do his utmost to help the team: “I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and following positive talks with the manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help to the team and the manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season."
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