Former Arsenal star and cult hero Nicklas Bendtner could miss the Emirates cup this summer, with the great Dane told by VfL Wolfsburg chiefs that he is too unfit to feature, as reported by ITV.
The report claims that Bendtner continues to “clearly lag behind” his Bundesliga teammates, with director of sport Klaus Allofs insisting that he won’t be allowed to play until he reaches the required level of fitness.
“The demands on a footballer in Germany are different to in England or in Denmark,” Aloffs said.
“If anybody wants to play for us then they can follow us. Anybody who doesn’t want to do that and does not get in line has no place at this club. I hope he realises that this does him good. He can really do with this to get better.”
The ex-Emirates resident is on an individual training regime (via ITV), with the German side looking to ensure he meets their standards. Bendtner never seemed like the hardest working player, and arguably one of the main reasons he hasn’t reached his potential is his ego and sense of entitlement.
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It would be a shame not to see The Greatest Striker That Ever Lived back in North London this summer, as if nothing else he provides a decent level comedy value.