Striker Nicklas Bendtner has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan.

With new signing South Korea captain Chu Young Park joining a front line that also includes Robin van Persie, Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho, Bendtner will spend the 2011/12 campaign at the Stadium of Light.

The 23-year-old Denmark international has featured 156 times for Arsenal scoring 45 times, since joining the Club as a youth player in 2004.

A former Danish Player of the Year, he has 38 caps and 12 goals for his country.

Bendtner previously enjoyed a successful season-long loan spell with Birmingham City in 2006/07, where he scored a winning goal on his debut, going on to rack up 13 goals in 48 games for the Blues.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Nicklas the best of luck for his time with Steve Bruce’s side.

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