Bendtner: Arsenal wasted my time

Nicklas Bendtner has criticised Arsenal for the way he was treated by the club in his final year at the Emirates Stadium, according to the Daily Star.

Bendtner left the Gunners at the end of the 2013-14 season after featuring nine times in the campaign, his first back at the club after loan spells at Sunderland and Juventus. He moved to Wolfsburg on a free transfer and is at a loss to explain why he was kept at Arsenal for the final 12 months of his contract.

“It was a terrible situation. My last year at Arsenal was a waste of time,” he told Danish publication Tipsbladet. “It was worthless that Arsenal did not allow me to leave. “A club like Arsenal could easily have found someone else to play my role. They would have had no trouble finding a player who could do what they wanted me to do.”

Bendtner moved to Arsenal from Copenhagen in 2005 and spent time on loan at Birmingham City in 2006-07. He made 171 appearances under Arsene Wenger, scoring 45 goals, and has thus far scored twice in 10 appearances for Wolfsburg. Both goals came in the German side’s 5-1 Europa League win over Krasnodar in early November.

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