Bendtner could end up staying in north London.
Nicklas Bendtner could remain an Arsenal player next season despite the club wanting rid of the striker as a move to Eintracht Frankfurt falls apart.
The Gunners had been hoping to offload the Dane with manager Arsene Wenger no longer seeing the 25-year-old in the set-up at the Emirates.
However, despite Frankfurt being interested in Bendtner, financially the transfer no longer seems viable for the Bundesliga outfit.
“After weighing up all the arguments, Bendtner turned out not to be a realistic prospect,” the club’s chairman Heribert Bruchhagen was quoted in the Express.
“Now it’s up to us. There are no problems with Arsenal. We have to see if it’s financially viable.”
The news will come as a disappointment to Wenger as the 63-year-old was hoping to get the forward’s wages off the club’s books, with Bendtner having played no part in Arsenal’s squad for the past two seasons having been loaned to Sunderland and Juventus.
There was a deal in place with the Serie A champions to make the Denmark international’s move to Turin permanent, but after failing to score a single goal Juve declined to take up the offer.
Wenger has been allocated significant transfer funds this summer to improve the north Londoners squad, but will need to offload unwanted players to loosen up the wage bill.
High earners such as Andrey Arshavin have already left the Emirates but with the Gunners being linked with expensive talent such as Luis Suarez, the fat will most certainly need to be cut.
Occasionally Bendtner does score like with this strike for Denmark: