Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who spent a season on loan at Juventus, has said that he feels his former club will not be able to get anything from their Champions league match against FC Copenhagen.
Danish striker Bendtner is supporting the club from his country despite Copenhagen being rank outsiders to finish in the third place. They been very disappointing so far in their Champions League group, but this is largely because of the opponents like Real Madrid and Galatasaray.
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.
Arsenal have made a £ 10 million offer for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, which has been instantly rejected by Alan Pardew. He has stated that the offer from Arsenal is extremely insulting. He values the player in excess of £ 20 million, while Arsenal appear to have rated him at only £ 15 million.
It remains to be seen if Arsenal will come with an improved offer, but signs are that they would. The team has been suffering from numerous injury problems, while they have also been unable to sign any big name player so far.
They have already missed out on several new signings like Luiz Gustavo and Gonzalo Higuain, who have decided to go elsewhere. The club are on a real low at the moment, as they are finding it very difficult to attract star players. Several years without winning a major trophy has reduced the prestige of Arsenal. Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said that this is a sign of panic buying from Arsenal with only a few days left the transfer window. Arsenal could be left with just around 20 players in the squad for the upcoming matches as they have several injury worries as well.
Players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mikel Arteta have been ruled out for months.
"We were shown disrespect. The rights or wrongs of that bid I will leave others to think about, but I know what I think of it. To bid on the eve of a game was not necessary. They could have bid when this game was over and it would not have been any further down the line," said Pardew after the Manchester City match. Cabaye was left out of the starting line-up, as the manager had stated that his head has been messed up with.
Arsenal is close to selling the Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner. The Gunners have agreed with five clubs on transfer fee and now, it depends on Bendtner which club he wants to sign for.
Bendtner has been in dreadful form in the last 1 and half years. The last time that he had netted at club level was 14 months back.
Bendtner had been placed on loan to the Italian club Juventus at the start of the last season. He mostly sat on the sidelines there and played only 9 games throughout the season. He didn’t look in good nick at all in those matches.
Besiktas, Eintracht Frankfurt Plus and Borussia Monchengladbach are said to be among the clubs which have reached transfer fee agreement with Arsenal.
Talking to the reporter of a Danish newspaper a week back, Bendtner had said, “Arsenal have reached agreement with a few clubs, so, now, I have to make a decision which I will do in next couple of weeks. All of them are decent clubs. So, it will be a tough decision for me.”
“The most important thing for a footballer is playing time. I would not like to join a big club and sit on the bench most of the times. I would rather go to a progressive club where I can get regular playing opportunities.”
Bendtner had signed for Arsenal 8 years back in 2005. He never managed to become a regular starter for the Gunners. He spent most of his tenure playing for other clubs on loan.
He was loaned to Birmingham City in the 2006-07 season, to Sunderland in the 2011-12 season and to Juventus in the last season.
Bendtner has so far featured for Arsenal in 99 games and has scored 22 goals.
Juventus will be making the difficult away to put Bologna during the weekend, and their manager Antonio Conte has said that his team should focus real hard in order to get three points from this match.
After a slight dip in form during the months of January, Juventus have once again managed to establish strong lead at the top of the table. There are only 10 matches remaining in the season, and they already have a substantial nine-point advantage in the table. Despite this, Conte has said that they should focus against Bologna if they are to win the title comfortably.
Playing against Bologna away from home is going to be an extremely difficult encounter because the 10th placed team have lost just three home matches this season. Conte has said that Juventus will be able to send a strong message to their rivals if they manage to win this match. Bologna only recently managed a stunning 1-0 win over Inter Milan. However, Inter would have been largely tired as a result of their exertions in the Europa league. Juventus, on the other hand, have been playing only one match a week since the Champions league last 16 encounters.
"Winning tomorrow would send out a clear message to the rest of the championship - but it won't be easy. We're up against Serie A's in-form team who've won their past three games against strong sides. Bologna can certainly get a result tomorrow," said the Juventus manager. Bologna are looking to make this game extremely hard for Juventus. They have managed to sell out the near 35,000 capacity at their stadium. The Bologna striker Gabbiadini has said that the whole town is anticipating the start of the match. Bologna will be able to close the gap on Udinese if they win this match.
The Italian club Juventus decided to sign the Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a season long loan deal just because he was the cheapest option available in the market back then. This was the view of the Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta when asked about the reasoning behind signing the 24-year-old Danish striker.
Nicklas Bendtner is currently on a season long loan deal, but he has largely not featured in the first-team. He has been utilised as a substitute on numerous occasions. Due to this strange situation surrounding the striker, many having questioning the reason for signing him.
Giuseppe Marotta has stated that the possibility of bringing in a big-name striker in the summer transfer window was ruled out. Hence, they had no other option but to bring in Nicklas Bendtner. Juventus were linked with the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie throughout the summer, but it has been since reported that they were willing to pay only around £ 7 million for the striker. He ultimately left for Manchester United in a £ 24 million deal. Bendtner has been extremely poor in the opening matches for Juventus so far. He has failed to score in the seven matches he has played for the club.
However, Juventus still continue to lead the table having taken 32 points so far this season, although the recently lost their unbeaten tag after 49 matches.
"Each deal needs economical reasoning before happening. We were not able to make a big money signing last summer but we wanted another striker in case we suffered from a lot of injuries or suspensions, which is the reason we chose to sign Bendtner on loan," said the Juventus sporting director in a recent interview. Juventus recently lost the second match of the season against a struggling Milan team during the weekend.
The stand-in coach of Juventus, Massimo Carrera, has said that Nicklas Bendtner could get a chance to feature for Juventus in the Series A match against Chievo Verona which is going to be played on 22nd of September at Juventus Arena. Bendtner is a contracted player of Arsenal, but, he has been placed on loan to Juventus this summer. The Danish striker signed the loan deal on the last day of the pre season transfer window and hasn’t yet played any match for Juventus.
As per Carrera, Bendtner has been playing some good shots in the training sessions and he seemed to have settled into his groove pretty well. He might not get included in the starting line up, but, there is a good possibility of him coming to play as a substitute against Chievo. None of the players of the team is injured and everyone is available for selection. So, the team will go into the match with its best starting XI.
Carrera looked delighted with the performance of his team in the Champions League match against Chelsea which was played at Stamford Bridge two days back. The performance of the Juventus team was quite impressive in that match. Everyone was expecting Chelsea to thrash Juventus on its home ground. But, that wasn’t the case to be. The Juventus boys played with fantastic temperament and didn’t let Chelsea gather all the three points. Both the teams found the net twice in the match and the match ended in a draw. Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella were the ones who scored the goals for Juventus.
As per Carrera, it was wonderful to see the boys not giving up and fighting hard. It was not easy to play in front of the huge crowd that was right behind Chelsea. Hopefully, the boys would show the same kind of body language against Chievo as well.
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Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has become a hot commodity in the world of football with potential clubs poised to swoop down and pluck him right up. With the upcoming transfer window opening in January, it seems that several clubs are considering scooping up Walcott to join their clubs.
One of the most recent reports indicate that Spartak Moscow is the latest club contemplating making a play for Walcott in January. This could test the resolve of Arsenal to hang on to their winger. Walcott is in his final year of his contract. While he has been offered an extension to remain with the team Walcott has turned down these offers. It is possible that he will be available next summer as a free transfer. This has piqued the interest of some other Premier League teams.
Arsene Wenger has started Walcott in only one Premier League match so far. Wenger may be willing to let Walcott go before the end of the season given his lack of use; due to the failure of Walcott to live up to his potential. Also, the presence of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is contributing to Walcott’s lack of starts.
While Russia may be willing to make a bid for Walcott, many believe that this simply will not come to pass. There are many Premier League teams courting Walcott among which would be Manchester City. Many see the winger remaining within the English league rather than moving to the Russian Premier League. Since joining Arsenal from the South Coast, Walcott has appeared in 222 matches. During his playing time, Walcott has scored a total of 42 goals.
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The Danish international Nicklas Bendtner looks finally set to see his £ 7.5 million move away from Arsenal after it was revealed that Turkish club Galatasaray are extremely close to signing him. Nicklas Bendtner has maintained in the last few years that he would like to leave Arsenal. He spent the last season on loan at Sunderland, who also did not pursue with their interest in securing his signature. He has been linked with a move away from Arsenal, with many clubs across Europe showing interest in the player who almost finished as the top scorer at the Euro 2012.
Following the good end to the competition, his agent said a few days ago that he expects Nicklas Bendtner to seal the deal with another club in the next few days. It has emerged that Turkish giant Galatasaray are the club are currently in the race to secure his signature. It is thought that they have agreed a £ 7.5 million fee with Arsenal and expect to conclude the personal negotiations with the player in the next few days. This would mean that Arsenal are likely to lose three major strikers in this transfer window given that Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott have already been linked with a move away from the club.
'Van Persie is one of the best strikers in the world, if not the best, and my desire is to keep him at the club. I will do what is in the best interests of Arsenal Football Club,' said the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in a press conference while taking part in the pre-season tour of Asia. Arsenal suffered disappointment at the hands of Manchester city in a pre-season friendly after they were beaten 2-0, although Arsene Wenger would argue that the lack of Lukas Podolski could have been responsible.
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner could be set for a move away from the club in the next couple of weeks according to his agent. The Danish striker performed well at the Euro 2012, which has apparently boosted the number of clubs interested in securing his services.
The 24-year-old striker has already revealed that he would not like to return to Arsenal before the start of the season, as he has been treated extremely badly by the manager Arsene Wenger. The Danish striker scored two goals at the Euro 2012, which helped Denmark finished above Netherlands in the third position.
Even though the exact fee required to secure his signature is not known yet, it is believed that Arsenal would be willing to accept an offer of around £ 8 million for the striker. Nicklas Bendtner spent the last season on loan at Sunderland, but Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has revealed that the striker has rejected the offer of being able to join the north-east club. The agent of the 24-year-old striker has revealed that there is global interest in order to secure his signature, but failed to reveal the name of the clubs due to the fact that there are many.
"The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012. We are getting closer day by day. We are not commenting on individual deals at the moment, but it is fair to say the interest in Nicklas is global," said Nicklas Bendtner's agent Jesper Lynghus in an interview given to a Danish newspaper. The 24-year-old striker has previously played for clubs like Birmingham city and has great experience of English football. However, it is thought that he is ready to leave England in search of new pastures. Germany has been touted as a possible destination.