The Denmark boss says Bendtner is wasting his time with the Gunners.
Despite being strongly linked with a move away this summer, Nicklas Bendtner is still an Arsenal player and Denmark manager Morten Olsen says the striker needs to leave.
The 25-year-old has started just two matches this season – both in the League Cup – and has made only seven appearances in all competitions, with no goals scored.
Bendtner has a lot of critics in England and Olsen thinks that if the forward wants to succeed then the Dane must leave in the January transfer window.
“Bendtner scored two great goals for us in the game against Italy, but there were also things he lacked in the match and this only comes through playing games,” the head coach was quoted by Sky Sports.
“It is for this reason that he should find something new this winter, and so, we know that well.
“I think he will make the recommendation to himself and that is the main thing. Footballers want to play football.”
For the national team Bendtner actually has a respectable goal-scoring record, with 24 strikes in 56 caps.
Yet domestically the attacker has struggled for several years and has not found the net at club level since the 2011/12 campaign.
Last term Bendtner was sent on-loan to Juventus, where the Dane failed to score once and managed just 11 appearances overall.
It’s thought that Arsene Wenger kept the striker at the Emirates Stadium because of a distinct lack of variation up-front, with only Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo the other options in attack.
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