By Will Butcher
Nicklas Bendtner’s Twitter fans are desperate to see him score for Nottingham Forest against Arsenal in the third round of the EFL Cup, as the two sides meet on Tuesday night.
The 73-time Denmark international could be handed his first start for Forest after making his debut as a substitute against Rotherham last week, before coming on against Norwich on Saturday.
The 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Forest after being released by German giants Wolfsburg at the end of last season.
Bendtner, who left Arsenal permanently in 2014 after loan spells with Birmingham, Juventus and Sunderland, has said that if he scores against the Gunners he will celebrate his strike.
Fans of both teams have reacted on Twitter, as they consider the possibility of Bendtner scoring against his old side.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If Bendtner scores the winner tonight, I'll set my kitchen on fire and I'll vine it.
— Wenger's Zipper (@IamASYRAFK) September 20, 2016
Today is the day, we finally get to face Lord Bendtner! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/i7nreuXraM
— Arsenal (@Arsenalgorithms) September 20, 2016
— Mark Dignam (@digs_84) September 20, 2016
Bendtner for a hat-trick tonight 👍🏻
— dan (@DanielRoomes) September 20, 2016
Bendtner now of Nottingham Forest. Until Barcelona come calling of course. You just know he's going to do something tonight
— Tad Swar (@tadswar) September 20, 2016
I want bendtner to score. Lord Bendtner. Am a Forest fan today.
— #TheMartian (@tundealfred) September 20, 2016
Imagine Arsenal losing 1-0 in the 90th minute against Forest tonight and Bendtner scores it
— ~ Casey (@CaseeyJames) September 20, 2016
If Bendtner scores against Arsenal tonight, i dont care the score, twitter will break LOL
— MIKES (@MikkeCamz) September 20, 2016
On route to forest mate,, bendtner to score anytime Arsenal win is the bet 👍🏻 https://t.co/6gImOQPG3L
— simon fleming (@simonbatman) September 20, 2016
Scenes when Bendtner wins the match for Forest in the dying minutes tonight.
— Greg Snoyman (@GregSnoyman) September 20, 2016
Bendtner scored 47 goals and supplied 22 assists in 171 appearances for Arsenal and added a further nine goals in 47 matches for Wolfsburg. He scored 20 more goals during loan spells with Sunderland, Birmingham and Italian champions Juventus.
The forward has hit the ground running at the City Ground, too. He provided an assist for Philippe Montanier’s side, as he flicked the ball into the air for Apostolos Vellios to score a sublime overhead kick during Forest’s 2-2 Championship draw with Rotherham.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Arsene Wenger has admitted his surprise at Bendtner’s decision to join Forest.