Wenger’s patience with Bendtner and Park has seemingly run out with the two forwards among seven players placed on the club’s free-transfer list. The North London club have also released highly-rated youngsters Chuks Aneke, Zak Ansah, Daniel Boateng, Zachari Fagan, Freddy Casey and Leander Siemann.
The players on the free-transfer list may re-sign with their former clubs before next season, but it seems unlikely that Bendtner and Park will be given another chance by Wenger. The club have offered new deals to right-back Bacary Sagna and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, but both players seem set to depart too.
Bendtner has had a fairly difficult time in North London, featuring relatively regularly for Arsenal between 2007 and 2011, but never really finding enough form to convince Wenger. He spent a couple of seasons on loan at Sunderland and Juventus, but didn’t impress any of his suitors and returned to the Club last season. He was able to work his way back into the first team last season, but was very much an emergency option. His off field antics ultimately ended his Arsenal career in the wake of suffering an ankle injury scoring a winner against Cardiff City.
Unlike Bendtner, Young has not played enough to make much of an impression on the fans as he has barely managed any minutes in his Gunners career.
Aneke failed to make a first-team appearance for the Gunners during his time with the club, but has impressed during various loan spells. He is the only player that fans might be sad to see go from those released but in need of first team football he isn’t likely to get at Arsenal, the club have let him go to help further his career.
We wish all the outgoing players good luck for their future challenges.