As the final day of the summer transfer window begins, there is some great news for Arsenal as it looks like they finally have managed to offload striker-reject Nicklas Bendtner.
Juventus general director Beppe Marotta has announced the Italian giants are putting the self-titled ‘best striker in the world’ (that never gets old!) through his paces for a medical in the morning as the former Italian champions look to boost their attacking options.
Marotta told Sky Italia
For Bendtner we are nearly there. Tomorrow there will be a medical and then if all goes well the contract signing.
The Gunners have been keen to sell the 24-year-old for awhile now after the Danish international packed a hissy-fit at Wenger for his lack of playing time which was his own doing anyway, leading to a season long loan move to Sunderland last term. AC Milan looked like the most likely club to buy his massive ego, but the deal collapsed as they opted to bring in former Barcelona star Bojan Krkic and youngster M’Baye Niang (who had a trial with Arsenal this summer).
Wenger will be pleased to finally be rid of the lanky striker, but it is a shame he never quite made it into a first team regular as he had huge potential. But his attitude and ego was always going to get in the way and after a series of digs at the Gunners after sealing his loan move away last summer, his departure was inevitable.
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So that’s one gone.. 3 more to go. Squillaci and Park need to be sold and soon, same with Chamakh. I’d be happy for Arshavin to remain as he still has something left to give I feel, and seems to still be in Wenger’s plans. So if all of these Gunners are sold then that will free up 3 non-homegrown spots for Wenger to utilize. Hopefully we will still see M’Vila come in and another striker – Fernando Llorent would be great but that’s just wishful thinking. Fingers crossed, and stay with allArsenal.com as we bring all the latest news over the next 24 hours.
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