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The Finest £4M Mr Wenger Might Ever Bank

Nicklas Bendtner is a striker who in many football fans eyes should be under investigation from trading standards, with this in mind it is no surprise that Arsenal finally appear to be losing patience with the erratic Dane.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that Hanover are ready to offer Arsenal £4 million and therefore Bendtner a route out of England.

The Danish international has largely failed to impress during his time in England managing just 22 goals in nearly 100 appearances for the Gunners, resulting in him being farmed out to Sunderland this season.

As Arsenal are linked with a host of the continents most exciting talents as they bid to convince Robin Van Persie to remain at the Emirates it appears unlikely that there will be a home for the misfiring Bendtner in London next season.

Five goals is all that the 24 year-old striker has manager so far for Sunderland meaning a bid for Bendtner will not be top of the Black Cats summer agenda. Martin O’Neil is quoted in The Daily Mail as saying of Bendtner,

“His future? I really don’t know. I’ve not even discussed it with him.”

“But I think he realises it’s a big season for him. He’s been sent out on loan to us from Arsenal who have decided not to use him this season. Perhaps that would have been a blow to his confidence.” 

These comments from O’Neil may be read as an attempt to motivate a player into producing the performances necessary to earn a future in the Premiership, but it seems more likely that the Irishman wishes to bring in a centre forward of his own selection in the summer.

Bendtner does have a more impressive scoring record at international level, managing better than a goal every 3 games, suggesting his style may be more suited to football on the continent and he could offer Hannover the physical presence in the box they currently lack.

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