Bendtner suggests why he never fulfilled his potential at Arsenal

Former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has suggested how his career could have looked very different.

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been quoted by FourFourTwo offering an explanation of why he failed to find his best form at the club.

The Dane feels fans have never been able to see the best of him because of the injuries he’s accumulated throughout his career.

He puts the reason for those injuries down to having to adapt to so many different clubs and styles of football during the early part of his career.

“I still love football, but it can be difficult to love where you are in your career,” he said.

“I wish I hadn’t been injured so much, because I think my career could have looked very different. When you move a lot between teams and countries, it can be tough to adapt at first.”

Bendtner spent time on loan with three different clubs while he was contracted to Arsenal, before his move to German club Wolfsburg.

He showed flashes of potential during his Arsenal days and always had the words to back that up, but in reality he was never able to take his opportunities at the Gunners by the scruff of the neck.

He was in and out of the first team setup with various injuries, but he was never able to fully step up when he had a run of games in the first team.

Both parties have long since moved on and he now finds himself playing in an arguably less competitive division than the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger stuck by him when other managers would have moved him on long before the Frenchman eventually did and it’s a decision from the manager, which has been justified.

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