After heavy speculation suggesting that Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner would be leaving the Emirates permanently, at the end the transfer window he was simply snapped up by Sunderland on a season-long loan after no-one agreed to meet his high valuation.
While only a temporary move for the big Dane, he has completely ruled out a return to the Emirates saying according to the Sun: “I will never go back to Arsenal. If I can have it my way, I will never play for them again.
“After my car accident I never really got the chance to earn a spot in the first team.
“That is over 1½ years with no real chance to prove myself.
“I am really looking forward to playing for Sunderland and then we will see next summer.
“I will find a new club — but I will not go back to Arsenal, that’s for sure.”
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I feel his angry outburst is a little out of order considering he was thrown into one of Arsenal’s biggest games last season against Barcelona and had a golden opportunity to score and prove his worth after Wilshere put him up on a tee, only for his touch to desert him.
But, granted to be playing behind Chamakh (who is having a torrid time with his form currently), it is fair that he wants to see more chance at first-team football and he is sure to do so with Steve Bruce, who has had previous experience with the Dane at Birmingham.
Good luck to the ‘greatest striker in the world’ at the Stadium of Light and hopefully he will impress a host of other clubs after the 2011/12 season.