5 possible destinations for Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner

Crystal Palace, Sunderland, West Ham, Stoke and Hull all feature.

The return to North London hasn’t particularly been successful for the Danish front man. So far this season he’s been recognised more for his new hairstyle than his footballing ability. His performance in the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup (yes he was playing) showed boss Arsene Wenger that it may be time to leave the Emirates permanently. If Wenger can bring in a replacement in January then he’ll be on his way out, but who will take him and the hair on? Here’s five clubs who could take the risk.

Crystal Palace – Now without a manager but Bendtner was almost signed by Ian Holloway on transfer deadline day. If Wenger had managed to have got a striker in along with Mezut Ozil, then the Dane would have been plying his trade already at Selhurst Park.

Sunderland – Could he return to the Stadium of Light? Steve Bruce signed him on a season-long loan in 2011 and he went on to score eight times in 28 Premier League appearances. Gus Poyet may be looking for another striker to partner Steven Fletcher in their fight against relegation.

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West Ham United – The Hammers aren’t conceding goals but they’re not scoring them either. With Andy Carroll back from injury in the near future then that problem could be sorted. There is a problem when it comes to back-up for the former Liverpool man though and Bendtner could fill that role.

Stoke City – After a promising start for new manager Mark Hughes, the Potters have gone seven games without a league win and are a point off of the relegation zone. Could Hughes be looking at the Dane to score the goals to keep them up?

Hull City – Boss Steve Bruce will be delighted with his newly-promoted side’s start to the season. They lie in tenth position and are six points away from the drop zone but have only scored eight goals in their opening ten games. With Danny Graham out injured then they could be looking at adding reinforcements to their strike force come January.

Will you be happy to see Bendtner leave Arsenal fans? What do you think his next move should be? Let us know.

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