There were very few Arsenal fans that honestly expected to see our old striker Nicholas Bendtner back in England, never mind on the same pitch as an Arsenal team, after Arsene Wenger finally gave up on him back in 2012. The “best striker in the world” scored 45 goals in the four seasons that he was actually in the Arsenal First team, out of 153 apps in all competitions, but was seen as arrogant far beyond his talent level. There were very few Arsenal fans that were not glad to see the back of him in the end.
But now we have the mouth-watering prospect of seeing our Lord and master return against Arsenal as an opponent for the first time, as he has now joined Nottingham Forest on a two-year contract and is very likely to be in their side when they play against us in the League Cup in 12 days time.
Bendtner was released by Wolfsburg this summer after scoring 9 goals in two seasons, and at 28 years old it looked like he would be left on the shelf as a free agent. But he has now been rescued by Forest and he is annoyed by reports that he only signing up for a fast buck. He posted on Instagram a pic with these words: I’m pleased to announce that Nottingham Forest FC is my new club. I’m here because of my love for the sport – not the fast cash. Feels good to be back. Let’s go, Tricky Trees! #thelordisdead #TheRebootIsOn #nffc
Who is looking forward to seeing Bendtner finally come good?