Wembley

Next Game

Arsenal v Chelsea

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 15:00

FA Community Shield

Emirates Stadium

Last Game

Arsenal 1 - 0 Wolfsburg

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 16:20

Emirates Cup

Bendtner rues exit door block

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has told Danish newspaper BT he was 'extremely disappointed' when Arsene Wenger stopped him from leaving permanently last summer.

Last Updated: 11/11/13 at 17:48 Post Comment

Nicklas Bendtner: Dane spent last two seasons with Sunderland and Juventus on lo

Nicklas Bendtner: Dane spent last two seasons with Sunderland and Juventus on lo

Bendtner spent the previous two seasons on loan at Sunderland and Juventus, but has featured sporadically for the Premier League leaders this term.

The 25-year-old was on the cusp of a move to Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day, but the Gunners pulled the plug on the deal after they failed to bring in another forward.

"I got extremely disappointed when he (Wenger) called, because I was set to move on," said Bendtner, who was also linked to Hull City and Eintracht Frankfurt.

"Actually I thought they didn't want to keep me. I had everything in place. There were three clubs who were just waiting that I would accept one of their offers."

Bendtner's only starts so far this season have been in the Capital One Cup, and he says he has to fight even harder for a chance to impress due to his lack of recent action.

He added: "I have to fight double in every match and I have got to score, to prove that I should get the chance from the start next time.

"That is difficult since I have hardly played for a year due to injuries, and neither have I had a pre-season together with the others in the team."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company