Bendtner set to remain at the Emirates

Arsene Wenger has claimed out-of-favour striker Nicklas Bendtner could stay at Arsenal Sky Sports understands.

The Gunners boss made the Danish international available for transfer this summer after becoming tired of his inconsistent performances.

Bendtner has also stated his desire to leave the Emirates Stadium to join a side where he is guaranteed a starting berth which will be harder to come by at Arsenal with Robin Van Persie, Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho in front of him.

However the French boss hasn’t ruled out the chance of the 23-year-old remaining in North London.

“In his interview Bendtner said he was gone. But I checked, and he’s not gone at all!” Wenger said.

“I promised I’d let him go if he found the right club and that hasn’t changed. When I make a promise, I keep it.

“But if he doesn’t find the right opportunity, he’ll stay and fight for his place like everybody else. He looks sharp in training.”

Interest is thought to be high with Premier League rivals Newcastle, Stoke and Sunderland all interested in securing his services.

Bendtner also has suitors from abroad with Sporting Lisbon and Borussia Dortmund also keeping tabs on his situation.

However in light of Wenger’s comments it looks like the striker could be sticking around at the Emirates for at least another season with no firm bid received from any of his potential suitors.

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