Nicklas Bendtner Releases Statement, Claims Arsenal Blocked His Move To Crystal Palace

Chris Wright

3rd, September 2013


By Chris Wright

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Stop whatever it is you’re doing! Nicklas Bendtner has released a statement. A statement in which he sort of claims that Arsenal blocked his prospective move to Crystal Palace as the club failed to bring in adequate striker reinforcements (i.e, Demba Ba) over the summer.

Speaking via his incredibly imaginatively named handlers, International Football Management (gee, we wonder what those guys do?), Bendts said thus:

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 this week but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker, they reserved their right to not sanction any deal to be concluded…

Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football.

Many things have been said about my where my future lies after many years at Arsenal; the truth is I just want to play football which is when I’m happiest and Arsenal is a fantsstic environment for any professional to apply their trade. I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and following positive talks with the Manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help to the team and the Manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season.

I’ve learnt a lot from my loan experiences at Sunderland and Juventus and I want to assure all Arsenal fans that I will give everything I have to contribute to what I believe will be a successful season for the club.

So there you. Nicky wanted to go, got forced to stay but will continue to conduct himself with the same impeccably high standards as he always has for the Arsenal. God help ’em.

Still, we reckon most Gooners would still rather have Bendtner on the books than Park Chu Young, no?

Posted in Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Newsnow, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. Per says:

    Thank God.

  2. tivoli says:

    Haha, very funny article, it made me chuckle. The author clearly has a feel for irony and putting together sentences where the humor part is applied in a very sophisticated way. Well done.

  3. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Does everybody else remember when he said he was going to be better than Zlatan.

  4. Gooner007 says:

    I don’t mind Bendtner as long as he lets the football do the talking if he gets the chance this season.

    Also, I don’t know why United is taking more slack than Arsenal this transfer window. Wenger has absolutely no quality backup CB and CF while United have surplus. Ozil is great but I still don’t see us picking up a trophy this year unless the team buys new players in the january transfer window.

  5. Delano trakie says:

    Arsenal are so up the own!!! At least at palace we would have welcomed him with open arms, as opposed to being boo’d by the ass.

  6. Calm Arsenal Man says:

    I’d rather buy back andre santos and play him up front than this assclown.

  7. EPL Champs says:

    It’s a sad day, still have to see Nicky around. God help us please!

  8. IanWrong says:

    I wonder what Ozil will be thinking having gone from threading through balls to goal scorers like Ronaldo and Higuian, to now setting up Bellendner who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat

  9. Tellitasitis says:

    You see, this is why drugs and sport just don’t mix. That must be some good sh!t you’re smokin’ Nicky.

  10. squiggle says:


    But once Vermaelen returns, Arsenal will have a centre back choice of Koscielny, Mertsacker, Vermaelen and Sagna. Another striker would be good for back up but Podolski and Walcott can play there, and I have a lot of faith in Giroud as the main striker. The midfield’s packed and Szczęsny’s playing well, with two good keepers as support.

    I’m sure they’ll keep looking for a second striker but even as it is I’m pretty hopeful.

  11. Peters says:

    Who’s Park Chu Young?

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