Nicklas Bendtner has been released by Wolfsburg.
The Dane had already received a fine back in March for turning up to training late and it appears the striker hasn’t fixed his rebellious ways. His contract, which was set to run with the Bundesliga club up until 2017, has been terminated.
“Both Nicklas and ourselves had high hopes of his engagement at VfL Wolfsburg,” the club said.
“But after two years, we have had to ascertain that the expectations were neither fulfilled for him nor for us and a continued co-operation made no sense for either side.
“For that reason, the mutual decision to end our association prematurely is the best solution for all parties. We wish Nicklas all the very best for his future career.”
Bendtner has always been a bit of a loose cannon (no pun intended) so it’s no surprise that he’s been causing a nuisance elsewhere. In his time at Wolfsburg, the 28-year-old only appeared 47 times. He scored just nine goals in that time and he rarely got more than a few minutes on the pitch.
The sad thing is, when he was turning up to training at Arsenal, getting regular football and generally behaving himself, he was actually a decent striker. If he had just put his head down and shoved his ego to one side, maybe he could have stayed with us longer and been fantastic. We’ll never know now.