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Some Arsenal fans laud Nicklas Bendtner after retirement from football

Some Arsenal fans were congratulating Nicklas Bendtner after the Danish striker announced his retirement from football.

It was announced earlier today that following his decision to retire, the 33-year-old will concentrate on his coaching badges.

Bendtner has enjoyed a fairly decent career, playing for the likes of Wolfsburg, Juventus and FC Copenhagen.

However, his most memorable spell came with Arsenal, whom he joined as a youth player back in 2004. The striker scored 45 times in 171 appearances for the club, departing in 2014.

The centre-forward was known throughout the football world for his huge ego.

He claimed back in 2010 to be the best striker in the world of football. His confidence earned him the nickname ‘Lord Bendtner’, most likely due to his relationship with a member of the Danish royal family.

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Insider View: Bendtner is a cult hero at Arsenal

Both on and off the pitch, Bendtner proves to be a cult hero at Arsenal.

He most famously climbed off the bench to score a goal against Tottenham Hotspur. His header was classed as the quickest goal by a substitute in Premier League history.

He had a bust-up with teammate Emmanuel Adebayor during the club’s League Cup tie versus Spurs back in 2008. The Gunners ended up getting thrashed 5-1 by their bitter rivals in a more infamous moment for the Dane.

Bendtner has never been shy to talk himself up, most likely why he’s such a iconic figure for the north London giants.

Here is how fans reacted to his retirement…

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