Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner was heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates stadium in the summer. In fact, he has revealed his desire not to play for Arsenal again two years ago and he has spent the past two seasons on loan at Sunderland and Juventus respectively.
He was expected to move away from Arsenal on a permanent basis this summer, but he has stayed at Arsenal due to several reasons. He is on wages of around £ 55,000 per week, and he has been unable to find the suitable buyer because of the £ 3 million transfer fee demanded by Arsenal.
Hull City, Crystal Palace, and Wolfsburg are some of the clubs interested in him. There was even talk of Bendtner holding talks with the Arsenal boss in order to end the contract with a pay-off. That is also not happened, and it seems that the 25-year-old will be an Arsenal player at least until January. He was set for a spell on the sidelines in the reserve team, would have been damaging to his hopes of playing for the Danish national team at the World Cup. Hence, he has come up with a statement stating that he is committed to Arsenal and will be happy to put on the shirt once again.
"I want to assure all Arsenal fans that I will give everything I have to contribute. It's no secret that Arsenal and myself had agreed that I could leave the club during the 2013 summer transfer window subject to an agreement between all parties. An agreement had been reached with more than one club, but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker they reserved their right to not sanction any deal," said the striker in a statement after the transfer window closed.