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Former Arsenal cult hero set for free transfer return to England and could face Gunners in just two weeks

Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering signing former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a free transfer to bolster their attacking options.

The Dane has become somewhat of a cult hero with his antics off the pitch, but after leaving Wolfsburg at the end of last season, he has been without a club since.

According to The Sun, Forest could be about to offer him a way back into English football by snapping him up on a free transfer and it could secure a reunion with his former club sooner than he expected.

The Championship outfit take on the Gunners in the EFL Cup in two weeks time, and should a deal be wrapped up before then, there is every chance that the 28-year-old will be tasked with sending his former club crashing out.

Bendtner scored 47 goals in 171 appearances for Arsenal, but after failing to establish himself as their first-choice striker, he moved on in pursuit of success elsewhere.

Failed spells at Sunderland, Juventus and Wolfsburg have led to the Danish forward finding himself in this position, but Forest will fancy their luck in grabbing him on a free and hoping that he turns out to be a wise move.

Should he complete his move to the City Ground, the script is seemingly already written for him to face Arsenal and have some sort of impact against Arsene Wenger’s men in their cup meeting.

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