By Alex Taylor

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined Nottingham Forest as a free agent, it was announced on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old attacker was a free agent after being released by Wolfsburg earlier this year and was understood to have been at the City Ground on Tuesday discussing personal terms with his new club.

Club chairman and owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has now announced that he has singed on a two-year deal via his personal Twitter account:

Bendtner has scored 76 goals and provided 34 assists in 305 career matches.

The former Gunners centre-forward has scored 29 goals in 73 appearances for his country and is currently level with Henning Enoksen as his nation’s seventh highest all-time goal-scorer.

The maverick attacker has become famous for an array of outlandish statements and on-field stunts during his time in football.

Bendtner famously revealed the logo of bookmakers Paddy Power on his underpants after scoring against Portugal at Euro 2012, for which UEFA banned him for one match and fined him £80,000.

In a twist of fate Nottingham Forest are preparing to play Arsenal in the EFL third-round on Tuesday September 20 and if the transfer is completed in time, Bendtner could feature in the clash.

Arsenal fans took to Twitter yesterday after news of Bendtner’s possible transfer was released.

In other Arsenal transfer news, Jack Wilshere has held talks with Wenger about signing a new three-year deal in north London when he returns from his loan spell at Bournemouth.