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Arsenal Transfer News: Nicklas Bendtner Joins Juventus

L'VIV, UKRAINE - JUNE 17:  Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark reacts after defeat in the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Denmark and Germany at Arena Lviv on June 17, 2012 in L'viv, Ukraine.  (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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Simon EdmondsCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2012

Despite having one of the stand-out performances of this year's European Championships, Nicklas Bendtner has failed to break back into the Arsenal setup this season, and with no loan deal back to Sunderland, seemed to be in the dark over playing time.

However, it seems as though the Danish international may have been saved from this fate with a deadline day move to one of Europe's most up-and-coming teams at the moment—The Old Lady of Football, and Italian Champions, Juventus.

That's what Sky Sports are reporting anyway on their transfer deadline day clock watch.

The deal would see Bendtner move to the club for a season-long loan.

It's an interesting move to say the least. One finds it hard to imagine that if the Dane cannot find regular first-team football with the Gunners, he will also struggle to make any significant inroads into the starting XI of one of the best teams in the world right now.

In reality, the move may be due in part to Juventus legend, Alessandro Del Piero, leaving the club after a whopping 19 years with the Bianconeri.

Del Piero will be joining Sydney FC in the A-league (where it seems most former greats of the game now go to "die").

Alessandro has understandably lost his place in the first team of Juventus, and as such Nicklas may have to expect that this bench-warming role will be the one he is going to fill.

But never rule anything out.

Who knows, maybe Juventus have seen something in the striker that couldn't be channelled from playing in the Premier League?

Whatever the case, it gives Bendtner a deserved second chance to regain the form that once made him seem like a future world class striker.

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