By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter in ‘fear’ of their former striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is in advanced talks to sign for Championship giants Nottingham Forest.
The 28-year-old is close to securing a move to Philippe Montanier’s side, and could find himself in the team to face the Gunners in a fortnight as the teams are set to meet in the third round of the EFL Cup.
Bendtner is a free agent after being released by German giants Wolfsburg back in April, following breaches of discipline.
Now Arsenal fans are worried that their former striker could come back to haunt them come September 20.
— Floating Pundit (@floatingpundit) September 6, 2016
— Danny Mancini (@danny97mancini) September 6, 2016
Can't wait for Nicklas Bendtner to knock us out the EFL Cup. #afc
— Lachlan (@Lachlan93_) September 6, 2016
— Jordan Meyer (@Jordan_Meyer1) September 6, 2016
Scenes when Bendtner scored the winner for Forest against Arsenal #afc
— Bharat (@ManLikeXhakaa) September 6, 2016
@samuelJayC we are dead. He is going to punish us ???
— Phillip Anthony (@arsenalNGR) September 6, 2016
@samuelJayC Bendtner hat trick on its way
— Andre (@Dre_LilMountain) September 6, 2016
— Alex Batt (@AlexBatt) September 6, 2016
Bendtner scored 47 goals and supplied 22 assists in 171 appearances for Arsenal, after graduating from their academy. He joined the north London giants in 2004 from his home country before making his Arsenal debut in 2005 against Sunderland in a League Cup game.
The nomadic striker has since had loan spells with Birmingham and Italian Champions Juventus as well as Sunderland, before he moved permanently to Wolfsburg in 2014.
In other Arsenal news, this defender has been named player of the month by the Gunners.