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Larsson happy ex-Arsenal teammate Bendtner now with him at Sunderland

Sebastian Larsson is delighted to have former Arsenal teammate Nicklas Bendtner with him at Sunderland.

This is the third time Bendtner has followed Larsson to a club after previous spells together at Arsenal and Birmingham City.

Larsson joked: "Wherever I go, Nicklas seems to turn up as well. Seriously though, it's nice to see him here. He's a good lad - and he's a big guy who will get on the end of my crosses."

Bendtner - who scored twice for Denmark in midweek - has been accused of having a big ego. But boss Steve Bruce insisted: "He is definitely not a bad apple, he's just nuts. All the great players have that edge and I detect a hunger about him which I like."

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