Nicklas Bendtner has revealed he wanted to quit the club in the summer. The Danish striker was on the lookout for a new club but after several failed transfer, he remained with the Gunners.
The club were also in search of another striker with Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez the main targets but after both moves failed to materialise and the deadline day deal for Demba Ba collapsed, the club were left with no choice but to retain the Dane.
The striker has spent the last two years on loan at Sunderland and Juventus and spent the entire summer looking for new employers, his wage demands ruined several deals but his move to Crystal Palace was looking good but it was too late for Arsenal to find a replacement.
Despite his desire to leave the club, Bendtner has vowed to do everything for the team if he is selected and made his return for the Gunners in the Capital One Cup victory over West Brom. He played the entire 120 minutes and scored in the penalty shoot-out as Arsenal progressed to the fourth round.
He has been on the bench since then with Olivier Giroud the main striker for Arsenal, however should he get injured or suspended then there is little choice for replacement with Bendtner and Park Chu-Young the only alternatives.
The Gunners have been backed to sign a striker in January to solve their ‘mini-crisis’ but until then Bendtner will look to do the job.