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Wolfsburg striker Bendtner hits out at Arsenal boss Wenger

Wolfsburg striker Nicklas Bendtner has slammed his former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Dane has hit out at Arsenal for "wasting" a year of his time by refusing to sell him to Juventus last summer.

He told Bild: "I played regularly for Juventus until I got injured. At Arsenal I barely played. My last year was wasted there.

"Wolfsburg is obviously different. But it's not bad here. And if I want a larger city, one is by train in an hour in Berlin. There I have many friends.

"I miss my son. If I have a day off, I will always try to travel to London to spend time with him. London is my city, I lived there since I was 16. Of course, I also miss my friends. But the VfL is my new beginning. The important thing now is football. Life comes afterwards.

"I was loaned to Juve. It went well there. I played regularly, and I was fit. Then I got injured, had to miss the next six months.

"We were champions, I wanted to stay. But Arsenal took me back. I wasted a year there. That annoys me the most."

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