Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Is this Nicklas Bendtner’s way of trying to get back into the fold at Arsenal?
Transfer deadline day was bitterly disappointing for Bendtner as the Danish international was unable to leave the Emirates and start afresh.
Bentdner had looked close to joining Crystal Palace after he was spotted in his car leaving the Eagles’ facilities on Monday, however not deal materialise and now Bendtner has released a statement filling in the blanks as to what happened.
Posted onto the International Football Management’s website, who represent Bendtner, the Dane has said Arsenal blocked his departure from North London because they failed to land a replacement centre-forward, rumoured to be Demba Ba.
Bentdner has said:
It’s no secret that Arsenal and myself had agreed that I could leave the club during the 2013 summer transfer window subject to an agreement between all parties.
Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football.
Many things have been said about my where my future lies after many years at Arsenal; the truth is I just want to play football which is when I’m happiest and Arsenal is a fantsstic environment for any professional to apply their trade. I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and following positive talks with the Manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help to the team and the Manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season.
I’ve learnt a lot from my loan experiences at Sunderland and Juventus and I want to assure all Arsenal fans that I will give everything I have to contribute to what I believe will be a successful season for the club.