Nicklas Bendtner wants to leave Arsenal

Nicklas Bendtner has admitted that he wants to leave Arsenal and is more motivated by the thought of playing than by how much money he earns.

The Denmark international has returned to Arsenal this season after two years out on loan at Sunderland and Juventus. His impact since returning has been minimal and it would be hard to believe that his desire to leave is greater than Arsenal’s desire to see the back of him. .

Bendtner was close to leaving Arsenal on a number of occasions during the summer but saw moves to the likes of Malaga and Frankfurt fall through due to his wage demands.

Those demands no longer appear to be a problem. That’s if we’re to believe Bendtner.

“I want to leave Arsenal. If its in the winter we’ll have to wait and see. First priority is a new challenge – Money is second.”

“I’ve been playing football since I was four years and back then it was for the love of the sport.”

Remember those words when the move for a fresh challenge collapses in January.