The often controversial Nicklas Bendtner looks set to leave Arsenal this summer, with Arsene Wenger even admitting he is in talks with other clubs. Despite never truly endearing himself to the Arsenal fans, Bendtner has enjoyed four solid seasons for Arsenal since returning from his loan move to Birmingham in the 2006-07 season. Having scored 22 goals in 98 league appearances for the Gunners, many of which were coming off the bench, his stats provide proof that he is a player of Premiership quality, though perhaps his mentality and work ethic are not quite there yet.
It had been initially thought that Bendtner was headed to Germany, with the Daily Mail and SkySports claiming Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg had both expressed interest in the player, and Dortmund were believed to have had an offer in the region of £9M accepted. However, Arsenal have now confirmed that Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Fulham, Bolton and Newcastle are also all in talks with the Danish striker, according to the Metro.
With Arsenal seemingly more concerned with keeping stars such as Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas at the club, it looks as if Bendtner will leave without much opposition from the club. Whilst Villa could definitely use another presence up front, and Newcastle have yet to find a replacement for Andy Carroll, Bendtner seems to prefer a move to German champions Dortmund, a move which would see him able to continue playing in the Champions League, and providing they can agree a fee with Arsenal, it seems as if Bendtner may be leaving the Premier League this summer.