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Bendtner snubs Arsenal

2011-09-02 13:37

London - Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner insists he has no intention of returning to Arsenal once his loan spell with Sunderland is over.

Bendtner joined the Black Cats on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day after falling out of favour with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The 23-year-old appeared mostly as a substitute last season and he believes he has not been given a fair chance by Wenger since he suffered leg and shoulder injuries in a car crash two years ago.

Bendtner can't wait to feature regularly under Sunderland boss Steve Bruce -- who also took him on loan to Birmingham in 2006-07 -- and is now planning for life after Arsenal.

"I will never go back to Arsenal. If I can have it my way, I will never play for them again," Bendtner told The Sun.

"After my car accident I never really got the chance to earn a spot in the first team.

"That is over one-and-a-half years with no real chance to prove myself.

"I am really looking forward to playing for Sunderland and then we will see next summer.

"I will find a new club - but I will not go back to Arsenal, that's for sure."

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Comments
  • amaru shakur - 2011-09-02 14:04

    Good Riddence, We never going to miss you!!!

  • Red Zar - 2011-09-02 14:32

    Cry me a river Bendtner, you had your opportunities and never took them...

      Gunner - 2011-09-05 12:25

      100%

  • PamStar - 2011-09-02 15:04

    boo-hoo! maybe if u had scored that last minute goal against Barcelona in the CL u wud be considered, u incompetent cry baby...good riddens buddy...offloading the dead weight...

  • Lethumusa Kulube - 2011-09-02 15:14

    We needed to get excess off, I can't say I'll miss him..

  • Ant - 2011-09-02 16:57

    Good move Bendtner old chap I would also h8 2 be a Arsenal Player.

      Gunner - 2011-09-05 12:29

      Your name says it alll...

  • Man U - 2011-09-02 17:03

    Arsenal need players and more importantly strikers as Van"Flush in the Pan" Van Persie is forever injured and they let him go! And Arsenal's excuse when they lose is that they don't have players or that their players are injured! Poor, very poor!

      GetReal - 2011-09-06 10:49

      And what is Man U's excuse when they lose? ... That Howard Webb didn't blow that game?

  • cdwilson3 - 2011-09-03 07:19

    if i was arsene wenger i wouldnt be letting anyone go on loan. But if i was an arsenal player i would be looking to leave at every opportunity, it is after all a sinking ship.

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-09-06 20:57

    Thank the Lord for that. Why Wenger persisted with him for so long I will never know, he was never a real striker's backside.

  • terry - 2011-09-07 12:57

    Bentner's complete lack of finesse was in stark contrast to the skills level of all the other players in the team. The only thing that surprises me is that it took Wenger so long to realise that he just didn't have it!

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