Print and go back ESPNsoccernet: Transfers Soccernet Print

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Bendtner set to leave Arsenal

ESPN staff

Nicklas Bendtner is likely to move on from Arsenal in the summer, with the striker saying he is ready for "new challenges".

• Johnson: What's at stake on Sunday

Bendther has been on Arsenal's books since 2005, but has struggled to command a regular place and spent this season on loan at Sunderland.

Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill is believed to be keen on signing Bendtner on a permanent basis, but the Dane also has teams in Germany chasing his signature.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has made no indication as to whether Bendtner has a future at Arsenal, but he has already spoken of a need to trim his squad. And with that in mind, Bendtner could be ready to move on.

"I am ready for new challenges," the 24-year-old told Tipsbladet. "I have heard about concrete interest from other clubs, who sound interesting, but I can't say more than that right now. After all, I am still under contract with Arsenal, so I have to get back to Arsenal and talk to them first.

"On the specific matter of staying with Arsenal, I have to say I need something new to happen for me. There is no panic thinking about my future. Now, it's all about Euro 2012 for Denmark and afterwards I can look at my club future."




ESPNsoccernet: Help | Media Kit | Contact Us | Site Map | Tools | Jobs at ESPN | Supplier Information | Copyright ©2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.
Terms of Use (Updated 5/6/08), and Privacy Policy and Safety Information/Your California Privacy Rights are applicable to you. All rights reserved.