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Arsenal striker doesn't care about bad reputation

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner claims he is not particularly concerned if people do not like him, but says previous bold statements of his having been misinterpreted.

The Denmark international is famed for his outlandish assertions and high opinion of himself, with many of his comments derided given the apparent gap between his actually talent and how he is perceived in his own mind.

Bendtner had spent the previous two seasons away from Arsenal on loan, first with Sunderland and later with Juventus, and it had appeared his days with the Gunners were numbered.

However, after failing to secure a move during the summer transfer window, the 25-year-old is back among Arsene Wenger's squad, and made his first appearance in over two years in the Capital One Cup late last month.

Bendtner appears to have matured on his return to the Arsenal fold, but still cannot escape his reputation as a delusionist, which has attracted the ire of many of the past few years.

And, he admits, it is something he may never be able to escape, but claims comments made in the past where never interpreted in the correct manner.

“I don't like that I keep getting put up on comments I've made which have been wrongly said - that I still to this day have to see it and listen to it,” Bendtner told Arsenal Player.

“If people don't like me, that's fair enough. If people can't accept that sometimes you're young and make mistakes and move on, that's not up to me.

“I try to do my best and that's basically all I can do for my family and my friends and everyone around the Club."

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