Nicklas Bendtner has openly admitted his frustration that a deadline day move to Crystal Palace fell through in the final hours of the transfer window.
Bendtner had been expected to complete a move to the Premier League newcomers, but they missed out on their man when Arsenal failed to reinforce their attacking options.
Bendtner had even travelled to Selhurst Park to undergo his medical and thrash out personal terms, only to be informed that Arsenal had pulled the plug on the deal.
The Danish striker revealed: "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.
"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."
Although Palace missed out on the signing of Bendtner, they did manage to bring in three new faces on deadline day. Adrian Mariappa joined for an undisclosed fee from Reading, Jack Hunt signed from Huddersfield and Barry Bannan moved from Premier League rivals Aston Villa.
The Eagles also failed with a late attempt to sign Andrew Johnson from Queens Park Rangers. The striker played for Palace when they were last in the Premier League and scored 85 goals in 154 games for them.
However, Palace boss Ian Holloway left it too late in the evening to re-sign the club legend, with the transfer window slamming closed before a deal could be completed.
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