Arsenal misfit Bendtner: People think I'm a psychopath

The Denmark striker, who will line up against England at Wembley on Wednesday, says suitors from various clubs have been put off because they think he is "all about partying"
Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner says his search for a new club has been hampered because "people think I'm a psychopath".

The Denmark striker is unhappy about his lack of playing time this season, and has previously discussed his discontent at failing to secure a move away from the Gunners in recent transfer windows.

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And he now revealed that proposed transfers have been scuppered after interested clubs "heard stories" about his behaviour.

"The image that people have about me is that I'm all about partying, that I’m indifferent to football, but that's as far from reality as could possibly be," he told Jyllands-Posten.

"I have, for example, talked to clubs who say they have heard stories about me, then I tell them that none of them are true.

"Of all the things said about me, I’ve only done one thing wrong. That was [drink driving] in Copenhagen.

"People think I’m a psychopath.

"[Transfers] work through recommendations and networks. The image of me will never positive if clubs talk to people who have a negative image of me. People say that I'm a nice guy and a good kid, but there has of course been some things in the 'papers. By saying that there will already be doubts about me.

Bendtner has made it clear that he is keen to leave Arsenal, but he says he will not go to another big club and be content with a place on the bench.

"I speak with clubs in almost every country," he added. "I speak with reasonably big clubs, but I will not go into a huge club and go through the same situation as now, just because I get a good salary. I don't care about that.

"I would much rather join a club that is close to the Champions League, from fifth to eighth in the league, where I know that I can play."