He joined the club a week ago and has been training hard ever since in an attempt to impress his new coach Dieter Hecking. He needs to impress him as well. When Bendtner was signed Hecking said the club had 'dared to touch the top shelf' in their transfer business, alluding to their pursuits of Mario Mandzukic and Romelu Lukaku this summer, but in the end, settled for the ex-Arsenal trouble maker.
In respect to Bendtner he did not perform badly when called upon by Arsenal last season. When you consider he was not a happy bunny at the time, that deserves respect.
"When I was with Juventus I got an injury, which was very unfortunate, and last season just didn’t go as I planned. I was hoping I was going to play somewhere else but circumstances dictated that I had to stay at Arsenal and that wasn’t my decision."
But now, at the start of his Bundesliga adventure, he has taken to Twitter to once again hint that he wanted out of Arsenal a very long time ago - stating:
The feeling was probably mutual from most Arsenal fans but he is a player that for some reason many still find popular. So no doubt, if he starts banging in the goals at the Volswagen Arena, Arsenal fans will not feel to aggrieved - and will be pleased he has finally found his feet.
Tough start though going up against Manuel Neuer.