Nicklas ‘Lord’ Bendtner.
The striker has become a bit of a laughing stock, in truth.
Probably the only person that rates the former Gunner nowadays is Bendtner himself.
And his career appears to have hit rock-bottom with reports emerging that he is likely to have his contract at Wolfsburg terminated.
The Dane has been involved in a string of disciplinary problems this season in Germany, including fines for being late to training and for uploading a photo on his Twitter page of his Mercedes, which angered the club - who are sponsored by Volkswagen.
Bendtner’s behaviour has been so bad that he has been instructed to train by himself in recent weeks.
Quotes from the Sporting director
The 28-year-old’s contract doesn’t expire for another 15 months but Wolfsburg's sporting director, Klaus Allofs, has revealed that the German club are hoping to get rid of Bendtner as soon as possible.
“We have attempted to hold talks with his advisers and have discussed a solution. I think that there will be a decision soon,” Allofs told the German newspaper Bild.
“We have decided that he does not have to come in for now. The fact that he has been training on his own recently was not something we wanted to carry on.”
Spell at Arsenal
The enigmatic forward played 171 times for the Gunners after signing back in 2004 as a 16-year-old.
He managed 47 goals for the Emirates club but, after loan spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus, eventually left the club on a free transfer.
He only managed one league goal in 18 appearances for Wolfsburg last season and after only notching a further two goals this campaign, the club have lost patience with his performances on, and off, the pitch.
Last week, Bendtner was excluded from the Denmark squad for their friendlies against Iceland and Scotland.
That is the same Bendtner that unbelievably said in a Daily Mail interview in April 2010:
'If you ask me if I am one of the best strikers in the world, I say yes because I believe it. When I see that other strikers score a lot of goals, I realise I need to score those goals,” he said.
"But I think everything else in my game is right. Even if I believe I can still improve. But the goals are the last thing I need to add and when I do I believe I will be the player I want to be. One of the best.”
Well, 'one of the best strikers in the world' can’t even get into an average Denmark side and is about to be released from Wolfsburg.
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