Sunderland loan signing Nicklas Bendtner vows never to return to Arsenal

The Denmark international claims that boss Arsene Wenger did not give him enough opportunities after he narrowly avoided serious injury in a car crash two years ago
Sunderland loan signing Nicklas Bendtner says he will never return to parent club Arsenal after enduring limited opportunities under manager Arsene Wenger.

The Dane, who spent seven years with the Gunners, completed a loan deal to take him to Wearside on the last day of the summer transfer window and now says he has no plans to go back.

He told The Sun: "I will never go back to Arsenal. If I can have it my way, I will never play for them again.

"After my car accident I never really got the chance to earn a spot in the first team.

"That is over one-and-a-half years with no real chance to prove myself."

The forward also spoke of relishing the challenge in playing for the Black Cats and promised to find a club to go to when his loan deal expired.

"I am really looking forward to playing for Sunderland and then we will see next summer," he continued.

"I will find a new club — but I will not go back to Arsenal, that's for sure."