Nicklas Bendtner is no shrinking violet and the Dane clearly feels as though Arsene Wenger hasn’t given him a fair crack of the whip during his time at Arsenal.
Bendtner has just signed for Sunderland on a season-long loan deal and the striker is certain that he will never don an Arsenal shirt again, feeling as though he has not been given a run of first-team games to demonstrate how good he actually is.
“I will never go back to Arsenal. If I can have it my way, I will never play for them again,” Bendtner is quoted as saying in The Sun.
“After my car accident I never really got the chance to earn a spot in the first team.
“That is over one-and-a-half years with no real chance to prove myself.
“I am really looking forward to playing for Sunderland and then we will see next summer.
“I will find a new club – but I will not go back to Arsenal, that’s for sure.”
Many Arsenal supporters will be left wondering why the 23-year-old wasn’t given more chances, with Sunderland likely to benefit from the service of a quality striker that could help the Black Cats find the net more regularly after a slow start to their campaign.