We tried to sign Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner - Solbakken

The FC Copenhagen coach has admitted that his side wanted to buy the Danish striker before he moved to Wolfsburg.

Despite Wolfsburg having an excellent season in the Bundesliga, one man in the Volkswagen Arena side’s squad has found the going tough in 2014-15.

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner moved to Germany in the summer, but has not had his fair share of first-team football this term.

The Denmark international has only started three Bundesliga games this season, with Dutch striker Bas Dost the first-choice in Dieter Hecking’s team.

The Scandinavian did have another option in the summer however, with FC Copenhagen boss Stale Solbakken admitting that his side tried to sign the attacker from Arsenal.

"I told Bendtner in the summer and early in the winter transfer window that we were here, if he was interested in playing for FC Copenhagen and could stay here in the city,” the ex-Wolves manager told Danish media outlet BT.

"From there it was about economics, and as you know we could not do it.”

Bendtner has only scored one Bundesliga goal this season, with his last start for Wolfsburg coming back at the start of October.

The 27-year-old’s goalscoring record at international level has been solid, with 26 strikes in 64 games, but the striker has been the victim of not receiving regular football at club level throughout his career.

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