Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner plays the hero for Denmark with brace

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Nicklas Bendtner has been in fine form for Denmark this weekend.

Nicklas Bendtner left Arsenal this summer on a free transfer, joining German side VfL Wolfsburg after considering several options from around Europe.

His time at Arsenal was often promising but more often controversial.

His time at Wolfsburg has been mixed so far. He has failed to cement a first-team spot at the Volkswagen Arena but also showed off his talents in the Europa League recently, netting twice in the last few minutes against FK Krasnodar.

Yesterday he bagged another brace against Serbia on international duty for Denmark - taking his tally to four goals in three games.

He followed up on a saved effort from Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen to tap in the equaliser after former Manchester United prodigy Zoran Tosic had given Serbia the lead.

Simon Kjaer then gave Denmark the lead, before the former Arsenal striker completed his hero routine. He broke the offside trap to get on the end of a chipped pass from Michael Krohn-Dehli. He took the ball down calmly on his chest before slotting the ball beyond Vlad Stojkovic for 3-1 and an important win for the Danes.

Bendtner may not be getting regular football for new club Vfl Wolfsburg but he has again proven he is always a valuable asset for his country.

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