Ex-Arsenal flop Nicklas Bendtner: People want to throw bottles at me

Nicklas Bendtner

The Wolfsburg attacker also admitted that he is unsure of whether being called ‘Lord’ is a positive or negative thing.

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has struggled for game time at Wolfsburg this season, with the Denmark international a victim of Bas Dost’s superb form for the Volkswagen Arena outfit.

The Scandinavian attacker never fully convinced the Emirates Stadium faithful in nine years in North London.

Some fans have taken to Twitter over the years to call Bendtner ‘Lord’ - a nickname that refers to his substantial ego and heightened opinion of himself.

The 27-year-old has admitted that he is unsure whether this moniker is a complement or an insult.

"The problem with it is that I don't know where it comes from or understand if it is funny," he told Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.

"Am I being ridiculed? Is it serious?

"I think it is a phenomenon of the youth [on social media]. They think that it sounds good.”

Bendtner also admitted that he has always split people’s opinions with his outspoken nature.

Although the striker had 26 international goals to his name, he has failed to consistently deliver at club level and as such his high opinion of himself has been questioned by some.

"I am not sure what my image is. It's different for different people, I believe," the ex-Arsenal man continued.

"My mother always told me that I am person who polarises [opinion].

"There is this saying in Denmark: 'You are someone who divides the sea'. I meet people, who think that I am the greatest person in the world, and I also meet others who want to throw bottles at me.”

Bendtner has only started three games this season for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and has only netted one domestic goal since signing for Dieter Hecking’s side in the summer.

The Dane’s best goalscoring season for Arsenal came in 2008-09 where he struck nine times in the Premier League, while loan spells at Sunderland and Juventus were also unsuccessful periods.

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