The self-proclaimed ‘best striker in the world’ fell out of favour with manager Arsene Wenger who in the past had shown so much faith in the Danish international.
He has stated that he will never return to the Emirates, so this summer could see Bendtner follow team-mate Andrey Arshavin to Russia at the end of the season, with cash-rich FC Anzhi Makhachkala reportedly interested.
Bendtner told Reuters:
There are a lot of very strong players going to Russia, players who previously wouldn’t have done so. I’m on loan at the moment but I’ll look at all my options when the time comes. In football, you can never say never.
The best solution for Arsenal and Bendtner is certainly to go their separate ways. The striker initially wanted to continue playing Champions League football, with only netting three times in 18 Premier League appearances at Sunderland, so it seems unlikely that any top club especially in England pursing the arrogant Dane. Russia seems like a decent solution as he can get the opportunity to resurrect his failing career that has been marked with injuries and bad behaviour. Time to get him off the Gunners wage bill this summer!