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Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner signs for Nottingham Forest

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The 28-year old Dane will play in the Championship

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Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has signed a two-year contract for Nottingham Forest. Bendtner had been a free agent after being released by Wolfsburg, which allowed the Championship side to sign him outside of the transfer window.

Bendtner last played for Arsenal in 2014, when he scored a dramatic late winner against Cardiff City, getting injured in the process. He left the club as a free agent, signing for Wolfsburg, with whom he enjoyed a tumultuous relationship, scoring 9 goals in 47 games.

Bendtner has Championship experience, having played for Birmingham City on loan during the 2006-07 season. He scored 11 goals in 42 games, a decent ratio for an 18-year old, and Forest will hope he does a little bit better, 10 years on. Bendtner will wear the #14 shirt, and joins other former Arsenal players at Forest, Henri Lansbury, who is the club vice-captain, and Armand Traore. Both players, incidentally, made their last Arsenal appearance in the 8-2 defeat to Manchester United in 2011.

Arsenal, of course, face Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup on September 20, and Bendtner scoring past a stricken David Ospina will be extremely entertaining.