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Nicklas Bendtner edges closer to Arsenal exit

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Arsene Wenger has hinted at the likely exit of Nicklas Bendtner in the summer when his contract runs out.

The Danish forward has been fined by Arsenal for an unauthorised midweek trip to Copenhagen, in which he was allegedly involved in an incident with a taxi driver.

Wenger said: "Nobody gave him any permission to go to Copenhagen and he will be fined for that." 

When asked whether this was the final straw for Bendtner, 26, the experienced manager calmly reminded journalists that "he's at the end of his contract at the end of the season."

The much-derided striker has scored 47 goals in 171 appearances for the North London side since joining in 2005, most notably his winner in the North London derby in December 2007 just eight seconds after he had come off the bench.

After an unsuccessful loan spell at Juventus last season, Bendtner returned to the Arsenal reckoning, but found himself down the pecking order behind Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo.

Bendtner's last Arsenal appearance was on February 2 but he still finds himself in the Denmark line-up, having started in the 1-0 defeat to England at Wembley last Wednesday.

Speculation as to where Bendtner will move next is likely to become rife. Possible destinations could include Cardiff, Fulham or a return to Denmark with Molde, despite the 26-year-old's previous claims that he would join a top Spanish team.

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