Former Arsenal striker axed from Bundesliga giants

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Nicklas Bendtner will have to start shopping for some new real estate because he has been axed from German giants VfL Wolfsburg.

According to BBC Sport, Wolfsburg and Bendtner mutually agreed to end his stay with the Bundesliga outfit a full year early due to the Danish striker’s inability to meet expectations.

“Both Nicklas and ourselves had high hopes of his engagement at VfL Wolfsburg, but after two years we have had to ascertain that the expectations were neither fulfilled for him, nor for us, and a continued cooperation made no sense for either side,” Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs said.

“For that reason, the mutual decision to end our association prematurely is thus the best solution for all parties. We wish Nicklas all the very best for his future career.”

Bendtner played for Arsenal from 2005 until 2014, scoring 24 Premier League goals in 108 appearances. He went on several loan spells to Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus during his time at the Emirates.

The Danish striker’s best years for Arsenal came in the 2008-09 and 09-10 seasons, when he scored 15 goals in 54 league matches and 27 goals in a two year span for the Gunners.

Bendtner joined Wolfsburg at the start of the 2014-15 season but scored just three goals in 31 matches. During his time with the German club he was frequently disciplined for offenses ranging from lateness to social media gaffes.

With 29 goals in 74 caps, Bendtner is tied for Denmark’s No. 7 all-time leading scorer.

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