Hamburg chief Arnesen: We tried for Arsenal's Bendtner
Hamburg chief Frank Arnesen is delighted with their deal for Tottenham attacker Rafael van der Vaart.
"I'm thankful that we could get a player like Rafa. That such a player comes to HSV. If you want players of a certain level, they must want to come to Hamburg.
"I have talked a lot to Nicklas Bendtner but he wanted to play European football."