Arsenal former goal machine Nicklas Bendtner is close in completing a move back to England with Championship club Nottingham Forest, according to the BBC.
A deal has verbally been agreed between Bendtner and Forest, the Danish international is now a free agent after leaving Wolfsburg.
Bendtner has… ahem… not been in top form since he departed from the Emirates Stadium in 2014. His Arsenal career spanned almost a decade, and in the 9 years at Arsenal he notched an incredible 24 goals in 108 appearances with the North London outfit. After being unable to force his way into manager Arsene Wenger’s first team plans at Arsenal he was sent on loan to Sunderland and Juventus to gain experience.
The highly-rated ace eventually found himself in Germany banging them in for Wolfsburg, scoring an amazing 9 goals in just 47 appearances for the German club. Sadly, his ego, personality and goal machine ways were too much for the German club, and he didn’t feature for them in the last 3 months of the season due to ‘disciplinary issues’. His international record is more impressive, with 29 goals in 72 games for Denmark.
My favourite Bendtner goal, is still this one, the fastest goal EVER by a substitute in England, Bendtertime baby:
Arsenal play Forest in the EFL Cup (League Cup) in the coming weeks and Bendtner could feature if a deal is done in time.
It is widely believed by Arsenal fans out there including me, the ex-players are a huge danger when we play against them, van Persie scoring for Manchester United against Arsenal. More notably, Emmanuel Adebayor scored a couple of goals for Man City, in a 4-2 win over Arsenal.
Never say never… After 3 weeks of hard negotiations, there’s a very strong possibility for Nicklas Bendtner to be the last #nffc signing.
— Antonis Oikonomidis (@antoikonomidis) September 6, 2016
There is no doubt Bendtner playing against Arsenal will be a huge threat to the Gunners defence, so we need to be ready for BendtnerTime in a couple of weeks time!