The outcry comes soon after Denmark coach Morten Olsen stated that the striker must leave Arsenal to get game-time under his belt for the sake of his international career.
Bendtner was reportedly close to a move away to Crystal Palace in the summer, but owing to the move for Demba Ba falling through, Wenger was effectively forced to retain Bendtner as the only pure striker who could back-up Olivier Giroud.
The Danish international has been largely ineffective this term, but reports indicate Arsenal are likely to reinforce the striking department in the upcoming transfer window which would allow Bendtner to finally get through the exit door permanently.
Bendtner is quoted as saying by Sky Sport News:
I want to get away from Arsenal. Whether it is in the winter, we must wait and see..
I will make my decision depending on where the greatest sporting challenge lies. Finances, in this context, mean very little to me.
I’ve been playing football since I was four years old and back then it was for the love of the sport. It is for the love of the sport that I play today as well.
I was sick and angry of answering questions yesterday.
I think I had said that I did not want to comment on questions about Arsenal and I became sick of it when asked the third time.
But of course, I don’t want it in the way of things. But it happens sometimes where reporters say anything. But I would like only to respond to questions about Denmark when I am with the national team.
Personally I find it a little odd that Bendtner didn’t make a good go of trying to oust Giroud from the starting line-up and try claim a place of his own. I thought it was a real opportunity for him to try and resurrect any kind of future with the Gunners.
However, in saying this, Bendtner had a real opportunity to shine when he was given a starting spot in Arsenal’s match against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup and looked largely ineffective and at times lazy.
In regard to his outlook on finances, there have been many reports in the past that have stated that Bendtner’s wage demands have often stopped possible moves in their tracks. As push comes to shove however, I think Bendtner has realised just playing will be more key to his success.
In my opinion, the big Dane is simply not good enough to play for Arsenal and his reduced playing time is looking to have a negative impact on his international career. Hopefully Arsenal reinforce in January so both parties can finally severe ties with one another for good. This relationship has gone on far too long.
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