It has been confirmed today that former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined German club Wolfsburg on a three-year-deal. This follows a number of reported offers from Premier League team this summer.
Bendtner, 26 years of age, had been at Arsenal since 2004, a time that included loan spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus before his release when his contract expired in June 2014.
The Danish international became the butt of many jokes following un-profilic seasons in the Premier League which totalled 24 goals in 106 Arsenal games. His loan spells didn’t fair any better either with only 11 goals in 42 Championship appearances for Birmingham, 8 goals in 28 Premier League games for Sunderland and 0 goals in 9 matches in Serie A for Juventus.
However, his fortunes for Denmark have faired better as his current record reads 24 goals in 58 caps. Klaus Allofs, Director of sport at Wolfsburg, acknowledged: “Although his career has not always gone smoothly, he’s still been able to gain plenty of experience.”
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By Gareth Thomas | August 15th, 2014