‘I said a lot of ugly, disrespectful things’: Nicklas Bendtner reveals he called Arsene Wenger an ‘a**hole and ‘w***er’ on the phone after finding out his move from Arsenal to Crystal Palace was off
- Nicklas Bendtner was on verge of moving from Arsenal to Crystal Palace in 2013
- The striker has disclosed the telephone conversation he had with Arsene Wenger
- Bendtner was furious after finding out his possible deadline-day move was off
The former Gunners striker was on the verge of making the switch to the Eagles back in 2013 after slipping down the pecking order in north London.
Bendtner has disclosed in his new book Both Sides that he found out his deadline-day move was not going to happen during a telephone call with Wenger and that he responded in a furious manner.
Nicklas Bendtner (L) revealed he called Arsene Wenger (R) an ‘a**hole and ‘w***er’ on phone
In an extract from the book, as reported by The Mirror, released on Tuesday, Bendtner said: ‘The clock has rounded 20 as Wenger rings. He goes straight to the case. “It doesn’t matter to your move,” he says. “We haven’t been able to buy the striker we wanted. So now you have to be a backup. It will be your job next year.”
‘I hang up. Looking at Tom [Brookes, agent], who shrugs. Then I call back. Saying a lot of ugly, disrespectful things. Like ‘a**hole’ and ‘w***er.’
‘”We don’t like each other anymore” I finish my snapping. “It will be best for everyone to part ways.” I’m really trying to free myself.
‘I have a sleepless night, and on Tuesday morning I drive early to London Colney. I go directly to the manager’s office and knock. “You must excuse the things I was told yesterday,” I begin.
‘I really don’t want to be Wenger’s enemy. Morten Olsen and him are probably the two that I at least want to disappoint.’
Striker was furious after finding out his move from Arsenal to Crystal Palace in 2013 was off
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