Bendtner ‘disappointed’ to still be at Arsenal

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has hit back at Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal fans in an interview with Danish newspaper Berlinske.

Bendtner says he had reached an agreement with several European clubs to leave the Gunners, but was blocked by Wenger on transfer deadline day:

"I had all my place - there were three clubs that are just waiting for me to say yes to one of them," he said.

"It was not the mindset I had. I was incredibly disappointed when he called because I was ready to move on. And I actually did not think that they wanted to keep me."

Bendtner had been widely expected to leave Arsenal this summer with Hamburg, Hull and Sunderland reportedly interested. The Danish international had been training with Arsenal’s reserve side since returning to the club following loans at Sunderland and Juventus.

Arsenal fans have been critical of Bendtner’s attitude for the Gunners, and the striker says the criticism is unwarranted:

"Right now I'm the easy prey to them because I want to get away from the club, and Arsenal do not want to keep me. And these haters - they always choose the easy option.

“Basically, it is unfair to criticise me when I had my club transfer in place in the summer and Wenger told me to be.”

After Arsenal failed to secure the services of a striker in the summer, Bendtner has played understudy to French international Olivier Giroud for Arsenal this season, playing a part in Arsenal’s recent 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

Arsenal are strongly expected to sign a replacement for Bendtner in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Fernando Llorente of Juventus both linked. With Bendtner’s latest outburst, the Arsenal fans will surely be glad to see him go.

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