Misfiring Dane no longer has a future in the capital.
Premier League sides Hull City and Stoke City will both go head to head to sign out-of-favour Arsenal front man Nicklas Bendtner in a cut-price deal when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The experienced Denmark international had been tracked by a whole host of clubs from both the Premier League, as well as in Europe, during the recent summer transfer window, including the likes of Hull, Crystal Palace and Eintracht Frankfurt.
However, against most people’s general expectations, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger decided to keep Bendtner at the Emirates after all this season, although it is has not gone well for the 25-year-old in front of goal so far.
And by accounts, the striker’s limp display up front for the Gunners in their 2-0 home loss to arch-rivals Chelsea in the Capital One Cup fourth round on Tuesday night was the final straw as far as the Frenchman was concerned.
As a result, the north London club are now understood to be happy to listen to offers in the region of just £1 million for Bendtner in January, rather than risk losing the forward on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.