'Moving to Tottenham might not be the best idea, but...'

Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner has suggested he would be open to a move to the Gunners’ archrivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The out-of-favour striker is currently on loan at Italian champions Juventus, after expressing his complete disinterest in playing for Arsenal. The Danish frontman has earned himself a contemptuous reputation amongst the Emirates faithful and seems to be doing his damnedest to further burn his bridges with the club.

He was looking for a permanent move away from Arsenal but found no suitors to his liking and was subsequently, packed off to the Serie A side to get some games.

He has now made comment implying he wouldn’t mind emulating Tottenham Hotspur’s current striker Emmanuel Adebayor who was sent off against his former club in the North London derby on Saturday that ended 5-2 to Arsenal.

Adebayor made himself a hate figure amongst Arsenal fans long before his switch to Spurs – his celebration against his old club whilst playing for Manchester City ensured he will be booed any time he returns to the Emirates, regardless of which team he plays for.

“History is filled with examples of players moving between rival clubs and I can't rule out clubs due to where I might have been in the past," observed Bendtner who made 157 appearances in an Arsenal shirt and scored 45 goals.

“It might not be the best idea but if the project matches my ambitions I would have to be interested."

New Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is rumoured to be in the market for a striker in January but has yet to suggest his inclination to sign the Dane who, despite his comments, doesn’t appear to be on anyone’s radar officially.

He spent the previous season on loan at Sunderland where he scored 8 goals in 30 appearances – not quite the tally expected of the self-proclaimed ‘best striker in the world’.

However, the 6ft5” target-man is, at 24, perhaps imminently entering his prime and could conceivably be a bargain buy for a Premier League club – Arsenal are keen to offload him on a permanent move and would likely sell him at cut-price to reduce their wage bill.

"I still have a great relationship with London, which is a city that I adore," he added.

"I have a lot of friends in London and there are a lot of great clubs in London, so I wouldn't rule out a return."

Whilst he might have a lot of friends in London, he'd surely earn himself more enemies if he did cross the North London divide.

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