The 25-year-old has been on a season-long loan at Juventus, and spent the previous season on loan at Sunderland. He has once again confirmed that he will not return to the North London club.
The Denmark international has been tipped to secure a permanent move away from the Gunners this summer, and he has claimed a decision over his future will be made in the next fortnight.
The Danish international told the Metro that he will seal a move away from the Emirates in the next two weeks, as he is currently in talks with five or six clubs.
He told Tuttosport :
Playing football is what I love more than anything else in the world.
I am in talks with five or six clubs at the moment, so now I must make the right decision.
It will be a permanent transfer, as agreed with Arsenal.
Now we have to work on the fee, but it will all be resolved soon and I hope to join the right club within a couple of weeks.
It’s thought that Bendtner has offers from Germany, France, Holland and Portugal, while Turkish outfit Besiktas announced last week they were considering moving for the player.
Bendtner joined Arsenal in 2005 and has since made 99 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 22 goals. As a youngster Bendtner was tipped for big things, but he has got nowhere near where people thought he would be.
He was purchased as a teenager for a very small amount and left to prove his worth in Arsenal’s reserves for a while. He became an incredibly prolific striker in the reserves and Wenger began to take notice. He was used several times for short appearances in competitions like the FA cup and in the last minutes of Premier League matches.
He slowly clawed his way into the team and despite never being Arsenal’s top striker, he was a useful player who scored some pretty important goals. He was a first team player for a number of seasons before injuries and personal things began to strain his football career.
He always proclaimed himself as the greatest footballer on the planet many times and compares himself to Pele regularly, this is just one of his arrogant personality features that caused a rift between him and the club in the first place. Many Arsenal fans will be happy to see him go and it also opens up some space in the wage bill as he was reportedly on £50k-60k a week.
Are you happy to see Bendtner leave?