By Declan Taylor

The Club have started negotiations with Nicklas Bendtner regarding a contract extension.

The Danish striker, who scored 15 goals in 27 starts last season, is now in the final year of his current deal.

Speaking at Friday’s pre-match press conference Arsène Wenger gave an update on the 21-year-old’s contract situation.

“Bentdner is in his final year of his contract,” the manager confirmed. “At the moment we are in discussion with him.”

“If we get anywhere we will let you know.”

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