Nottingham Forest chairman confirms Bendtner deal

The Reds owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has taken to Twitter to reveal the club has landed the striker, who will come up against former side Arsenal in the League Cup next month

Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi has confirmed that the club have signed ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a two-year deal.

Bendtner, 28, had been without a club since his contract at Wolfsburg was terminated in April but has now sealed a return to English football.

And the forward will come up against former paymasters Arsenal when they travel to the City Ground to face Forest in the League Cup on 20 September.

Bendtner emerged through the Arsenal youth system and went on to score 45 goals in 171 games in all competitions for the Gunners.

The Dane enjoyed loan spells as Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus before leaving Arsenal at the end of 2013-14 season when his contract expired.

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Bendtner then joined Wolfsburg in 2014 and scored nine times before leaving the Bundesliga outfit after both parties agreed to terminate his deal.

He was asked to stay away from their training ground following a series of fallouts with the club's hierarchy, including posing for a photograph next to a Mercedes - a rival to Wolfsburg's main sponsor Volkswagen.

Bendtner has also netted 29 goals in 72 caps for Denmark.