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Nicklas Bendtner: Former Arsenal striker signs for Nottingham Forest on a free transfer

The Danish striker scored 45 goals in 171 appearances during a nine-year spell at Arsenal

Mark Critchley
Wednesday 07 September 2016 15:59 BST
Bendtner garnered a cult following during his first spell in England
Bendtner garnered a cult following during his first spell in England (Getty)

Nicklas Bendtner, the former Arsenal striker, has joined Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old striker was a free agent having been released by Wolfsburg earlier this year.

Bendtner, who scored 45 goals in 171 appearances at Arsenal over the course of a nine-year spell with the club, has signed a two-year contract at The City Ground.

The Denmark international, who nurtured a cult following as ‘Lord Bendtner’ during his previous time in England, has also represented Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus on loan.

Fawaz Al Hasawi, Forest’s chairman, announced the deal on social media, tweeting: "Please welcome Nicklas Bendtner who has joined #NFFC on a two-year deal."

Bendtner could make his debut in Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa and may soon face his former club, with Arsenal set to visit Forest in a League Cup third round tie on 20 September.

The Dane is the club’s 12th signing since the appointment of Philippe Montanier as head coach at the City Ground in June and joins former Arsenal team-mate Armand Traoré at the club.

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