Bendtner wants Arsenal exit

Bendtner has never hidden his frustration at a lack of regular

starting opportunities but he always stated he would keep pushing

for a place and not make his mind up about what to do next until

the summer. That moment has now arrived after the Gunners ended

their Premier League campaign in fourth following a 2-2 draw with

Fulham on Sunday. And Thomas Bendtner claims his son has now

informed Arsenal that he would like the club to listen to offers.

“Nicklas is 100 per cent open now to a change of clubs,” Thomas

Bendtner said in the Daily Mirror. “He has made his decision and he

has told it to Arsenal. Nicklas needs to be playing from the start

so, sadly, he must leave. “He wanted to finish the season first, so

no-one could say he didn’t fight for a first-team place right until

the end.” Bendtner’s father insists there will be a number of

options to consider, but he has dismissed speculation linking the

23-year-old with a move to Aston Villa. He said: “There is real

interest from both English and German clubs, and Bayern Munich were

after him, earlier. It’s very exciting. “But talk about Aston Villa

is rubbish. He has not met anyone from there.”