I think, at this point, it is safe to say that Nicklas Bendtner has wasted his talent.

Currently without a club after Wolfsburg terminated his contract in April, the future looks uncertain for the 28-year-old. Told not to bother turning up with training, the Germans ran out of patience with Bendtner within two seasons.

Pictured looking like he’d been living rough just a few weeks ago, the forward is now trying to get himself back in shape ahead of the new season in the hopes of finding a new club.

This was ‘Lord’ Bendtner around three weeks ago:

A photo posted by Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtner3) on

But, as you can see from his latest Instagram posts, he’s pulled himself together, with a little help from Kieran Gibbs and Danny Simpson:

Hitting the gym hard @kierangibbs @danny_simpson

A photo posted by Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtner3) on

Back at the Unbreakable #unbreakable #gym #performance #fit

A video posted by Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtner3) on

Fantastic 4👊🏻💪🏻🏃🔥

A photo posted by Nicklas Bendtner (@bendtner3) on

Of course, the presence of Kieran Gibbs has fuelled rumours that Bendtner could be set to re-sign for Arsenal. Danny Simpson is also in the photo, does that mean he’s signing for Leicester too?

There’d be more chance of that happening than him arriving back at Arsenal.

He isn’t coming back.

He really, really, really isn’t.