Nicklas Bendtner hopes to leave Arsenal soon

The Danish striker has been linked to several clubs across Europe over the summer and is hoping to play regular first team football once he has made a move

Nicklas Bendtner hopes to wrap up his Arsenal exit soon as he targets regular first team soccer.

The Gunners have so far held on to their big name players, with manager Arsene Wenger keen to hold onto the likes of Samir Nasri and captain Cesc Fabregas.

Bendtner, however, has been unhappy at the club for some time but has not been able to leave due to a prolonged injury.

Now fit, the Dane is still determined to exit the club after being linked with several sides this summer, including Stoke City.

"Hopefully it will be sorted soon but as I said to the Danish press, when I know something they will," Bendtner told reporters. "I would like to play at a place where you are happy and play every week, that is the most important thing for any football player and hopefully that will happen soon."

Denmark manager Morten Olson has stressed the importance of Bendtner getting regular first team football, suggesting that the forward isn't getting any younger.

"It is good for himself if he plays first-team football. You don't play football for 50 years, you have to enjoy it as long as possible," Olson said. "Of course it is also a money question but a national player has a lot of ambition and wants to play football. Nicklas has been injured for a year but he can be a good player again."