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Burnley Target Released Arsenal Flop Nicklas Bendtner

Arsenal outcast wanted by the Clarets.

Premier League new-boys Burnley are plotting an audacious bid to sign Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner, according to the Sunday People.

Bendtner was released by the Gunners earlier this week, ending his nine-year association with the North London club.

The 26-year-old forward scored 24 goals in 108 league appearances for Arsenal, 67 of which came as a sub.

He netted 21 goals for the Gunners in 63 games in all other competitions.

Crystal Palace and Russian outfit Rubin Kazan have apparently displayed an interest in Bendtner, who has now also emerged as a target for Sean Dyche’s Burnley.

Burnley were promoted after finishing second in the Championship this season.

Despite their impressive campaign, manager Dyche knows that he must significantly improve his squad if his side are to be competitive in the top flight.

Dyche is said to be hopeful of tempting Bendtner to Turf Moor using a lucrative survival bonus.

Bendtner had hoped to earn a new contract at Arsenal.

However, an injury dented his cause, before he got in trouble with police during a night out in Copenhagen, which put an end to his chances of staying at the Emirates Stadium.

Bendtner will spend this summer working as an “expert” pundit on Danish television.

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