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Posted 8th September 2016 at 09:00 am

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Nottingham Forest confirmed the signing of Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner on 7 September 2016.

The 28-year-old, formerly of Arsenal, Juventus and Sunderland, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at The City Ground and arrives following a spell with German side Wolfsburg in the 2015-16 season.

Bendtner began his career in his native Denmark with FC Copenhagen but his potential was soon spotted by Arsenal and he made his debut for The Gunners in a 3-0 Carling Cup win at Sunderland in October 2005.

A successful spell at Birmingham in the following season led to Bendtner's first international call-up and in the 2007-08 campaign he broke into the Arsenal first team, scoring goals in the Premier League, Champions League as well as at international level.

He would go on to score a total of 45 goals for the North London club during his nine-year stay and also enjoyed a loan stint at Sunderland during the 2011-12 season which included him scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.

Bendtner made the move to Wolfsburg in August 2014 and featured regularly in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League while he is also remembered fondly for scoring an 89th-minute equaliser against Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup as Wolfsburg went on to lift the trophy on penalties.

The striker has also scored 29 goals in 72 appearances for his country, including a brace in the game against Portugal at the 2012 European Championships, and will now hope to impress as he arrives back in English football.

Career History