The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he is confident that the Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner will return to Arsenal. The 24-year-old Denmark striker has always maintained that he would like to leave Arsenal due to the way he has been treated by the manager and the fans. He spent the last season on loan at Sunderland and also confirmed that he would not like to extend his stay at the stadium of light. After performing well with the Danish national team at the Euro 2012, he was widely expected to leave the club in the summer. However, due to the lack of concrete offers from the interested parties, Nicklas Bendtner was unable to seal a permanent move away from Arsenal.
He has signed for the Italian champions Juventus on a season long loan deal, which could be converted into a permanent one depending upon his performances over the course of the season. Despite this, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Nicklas Bendtner is a player of great potential and someone who he would like to have in the future. He has said that the player is only 24 years of age and he will still have plenty of opportunities to play for Arsenal if he decides to.
“I am convinced that at a team like Juventus, in a very difficult league, especially for strikers, he can make the final leap in quality. Don’t forget, he is a boy of 24 years. The right age to prove who he is. The talent is not missing; otherwise I would not have bought him from Copenhagen when he was just 16. We believe in him and that is why we only gave him to Juventus on loan,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger after the completion of the loan deal of Nicklas Bendtner.