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Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner announces retirement

Thu 03 June 2021 | 20:05

Former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 33.

The former Gunners striker announced has decided to hang up his boots at the age of 33.

“I miss it every day, but I am also aware that there is an end date in this job. I think I’ll spend a lot of time understanding that it's really over now,”

Bendtner told Bendtner & Philine on Discovery +.

“Now I will find something else that gives me what football has given me in all the years.”

“Football is a big part of my life and I can not leave it.

“That is why I am in the process of taking the coaching education. I hope it will give me as much or maybe more than it did as a player. That way, I will always be a part of football.”

The Denmark international, who had spells at

Sunderland

,

Birmingham

,

Nottingham Forest

, and

Juventus

, scored 113 goals over his career spanning 16 years.

A product of the

Arsenal

youth system, Bendtner made 108 Premier League appearances in north London and scored 34 goals over nine years at the club.

He spent loan spells at Birmingham City, Sunderland, and Juventus, before joining

Wolfsburg

on a permanent deal in 2014.

Bendtner spent two years in Germany before returning to England for a season with Nottingham Forest in 2016-17.

He later joined Rosenborg and returned to his native country for a short-lived spell at Copenhagen, before ending his career with Tarnby FF's M+32 Old Boys team.

Bendtner scored 30 goals in 81 appearances for Denmark and is eighth on the all-time top scorers' list for his country.


source: SportMob

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