Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner

Danish footballer
Date of Birth: 16.01.1988
Country: Denmark

  1. Biography of Nicklas Bendtner
  2. Early Career
  3. Arsenal Career
  4. Conflicts and Setbacks
  5. Loan to Sunderland and Departure from Arsenal

Biography of Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish football player who primarily plays as a forward for Arsenal. He can also play on the flanks if needed.

Nicklas Bendtner

Early Career

Bendtner began his football career playing for Tårnby Boldklub in his childhood. He then joined the youth division of F.C. Copenhagen. During his time in the Danish national youth team, he scored four goals in six matches.

Nicklas Bendtner

Arsenal Career

In the summer of 2004, Bendtner signed with Arsenal. He formed a productive partnership with Arturo Lupoli. His first appearance for Arsenal was on October 25, 2005, as a substitute in a match against Sunderland.

Nicklas Bendtner

In August 2006, Bendtner was loaned to Birmingham City until January 2007, and the loan was later extended till the end of the season. In May 2007, he signed a new five-year contract with Arsenal and returned to the team for the Premier League season.

Nicklas Bendtner

During his time at Birmingham City, Bendtner showed great potential, attracting interest from agents of Olympique Lyonnais and Milan. In his first match back with Arsenal, he scored his first goal of the season in a friendly game against Paris Saint-Germain, and also assisted Mathieu Flamini in another goal.

Nicklas Bendtner

On September 25, 2007, Bendtner scored the winning goal in a match against Newcastle United. On October 23, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League.

Conflicts and Setbacks

Arsenal's management attempted to create a partnership between Bendtner and Emmanuel Adebayor, but they were not successful. Their attempts ended after a conflict during a match against Tottenham, which required the intervention of referees, captains, and other players.

On July 29, 2008, Bendtner showcased his skills by scoring four out of ten goals in a match against Burgenland XI. However, October and November were less productive for him. He scored the winning goal against Dynamo Kyiv on November 25, securing Arsenal's place in the main stage of the Champions League.

On May 5, 2009, Bendtner was seen leaving a nightclub a few hours after Arsenal's defeat. He later apologized for his behavior. He partially redeemed himself by scoring a goal in the next match against Chelsea.

Bendtner was involved in a car accident on September 27, but he returned to the field on October 4 and marked his comeback with a brilliant goal against Blackburn Rovers. However, on November 10, he had to return to the hospital due to a groin injury. Although the surgery was successful, Bendtner only returned to action on January 27.

In April, Bendtner was named the "Player of the Month" by his team. Unfortunately, he suffered another injury during the FIFA World Cup matches and was sidelined for four months.

Loan to Sunderland and Departure from Arsenal

In August 2011, Bendtner was loaned to Sunderland for a year. Around the same time, he admitted that he did not plan to continue playing for Arsenal as he did not believe he could achieve first-team results after his previous injuries.