Bendtner set to leave Arsenal

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner looks set to finally leave the Emirates Stadium, with AC Milan and Turkish side Galatasaray preparing to fight for his signature, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old striker has slipped down the pecking order at Arsenal in recent years and was sent out on loan to Sunderland last season, where the Dane scored eight goals. However, it now seems likely that a permanent deal is favourable for both Arsenal and Bendtner, who impressed in the European Championships last month.

The Danish international scored two goals in his side’s group match against Portugal – before causing controversy by dropping his shorts to reveal underwear inscribed with a betting site, resulting in a fine being issued by UEFA.

Milan have emerged as favourites to sign the striker who has scored 45 goals for Arsenal since signing for them in 2005. Despite the interest from Italy, Turkish side Galatasaray are thought to be monitoring the striker’s situation and could put in a bid of around £7.5m that would see Bendtner link up with former team-mate Emmanuel Eboue.

With the signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud last month, Bendtner will see very little playing time next season and a permanent move with first-team football guarantees would suit the Dane.

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