Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has revealed his disappointment after being informed that he would not be allowed to leave the Emirates, but has vowed to give his all for the club this season.
The 25 year old appeared close to finally leaving the club on a permanent deal on several occasions, only for his own wage demands to initially get in the way of a move.
It seemed as though he would eventually secure a move to Crystal Palace on deadline day after being spotted at the club's training ground and reportedly agreeing personal terms with the newly promoted Premier League side.
However, no deal was forthcoming after Arsenal failed to sign a new striker and decided that they needed Bendtner to remain at the club.
"It's no secret that Arsenal and myself had agreed that I could leave the club during the 2013 summer transfer window subject to an agreement between all parties," read a statement from Bendtner issued through his management company.
"An agreement had been reached with more than one club this week but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker, they reserved their right to not sanction any deal to be concluded.
"Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football.
"Many things have been said about where my future lies after many years at Arsenal; the truth is I just want to play football which is when I'm happiest and Arsenal is a fantastic environment for any professional to ply their trade."
Despite failing to secure the move he wanted, the Denmark international has promised to give his all for Arsenal in the coming months.
"I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and, following positive talks with the manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help to the team and the manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season," he added.
"I've learnt a lot from my loan experiences at Sunderland and Juventus, and I want to assure all Arsenal fans that I will give everything I have to contribute to what I believe will be a successful season for the club."
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