Bendtner joins Sunderland from Arsenal

LOAN ACE ... striker Nicklas Bendtner.
LOAN ACE ... striker Nicklas Bendtner.
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SUNDERLAND beat tonight’s transfer deadline to sign Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner on a season-long loan.

It means a reunion with Black Cats manager Steve Bruce, who previously had him on loan at Birmingham City, where he scored 13 goals in 48 appearances as a teenager.

Bruce said: “I’ve had the privilege of working with Nicklas previously. I had him as an 18 year-old and he helped clinch promotion for Birmingham.

“He’s an outstanding talent and is a big, physical presence who will lead the line magnificently for us.”

Bendtner began his career senior career with Arsenal in 2004.