Striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined Serie A champions Juventus on a season-long loan.

The Denmark international, 24, spent the 2011/12 campaign on loan with Sunderland, netting eight times in 29 appearances for Martin O’Neill’s team.

After impressing on international duty this summer at Euro 2012 with two goals in three games, the forward now heads to Turin to seek regular first-team football.

Bendtner, who joined Arsenal as a 16 year-old from FC Copenhagen, has represented the Club on 157 occasions, scoring 45 goals.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Nicklas well for the season ahead in Serie A.

The loan is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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