Dortmund readying a bid for Arsenal outcast

Borussia Dortmund are readying a bid for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, as the Gunners prepare to slash their wage bill, according to The Daily Mail.

The Denmark international has been on loan at Sunderland this season, but the Black Cats have decided not to make the Scandinavian attacker’s deal permanent and sent him back to the Emirates Stadium.

With Bendtner not part of Arsene Wenger’s plans, the forward will have to look for a new club, with the German champions ready to make a bid for him.

Arsenal want to strip at least £20 million off their wage bill this summer, with the likes of Marouane Chamakh, Denilson, Sebastien Squillaci, Johan Djourou and Carlos Vela also on their way out of the north London club.

Finally, Arsenal are also keen to offload Andrei Arshavin after a poor last year for the Russia international.

The club’s record signing has spent the last six months on loan at Zenit St Petersburg, and Wenger hopes that the Russian Premier League side will finalise a permanent deal for the eastern European attacker.

By Gareth McKnight

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