Nottingham Forest sign Nicklas Bendtner, will face Arsenal in 2 weeks

Nicklas Bendtner during his Arsenal days
Nicklas Bendtner during his Arsenal days

Confirmed: Bendtner returns to English football

After steady rumours over the past 24 hours, Nottingham Forest confirmed on Wednesday that they had signed a two-year-deal with former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.

Before signing for Nottingham Forest, Bendtner was one of the most famous free agents around having failed to join a new club during the summer transfer window.

As is now pretty standard on social media, the deal was not announced by Nottingham Forest, yet, but by their owner and chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi. See his Tweet below.

Nicknamed “Lord” by fans of Arsenal and many other clubs, Bendtner has become very much a figure of fun in recent years.

Bendtner v Arsenal again

Bendtner was released by Wolfsburg towards the end of last season having failed to impress the Bundesliga side.

This is a great opportunity for Bendtner, both to push Nottingham Forest towards promotion and to regain a place in the Denmark national team squad.

Most intriguingly of all, Bendtner could play against Arsenal in just two weeks, when Nottingham Forest host the Gunners in the EFL Cup (formerly the League Cup) at the City Ground.