Nicklas Bendtner has revealed he was "disappointed" not to have been allowed to leave Arsenal in the summer, insisting he was ready to move on.

In an interview with Danish newspaper Berlingske, Bendtner reflected on his return to the Emirates Stadium after last season's loan at Juventus.

The 25-year-old had been linked with a permanent move away from the Gunners, but Arsene Wenger opted to keep Bendtner on his books given the lack of attacking options at his disposal.

The Denmark international expressed his anger at the treatment he has received from the Gunners in recent years and their insistence on keeping him there this season.

"Everything was in place for me [to leave], there were three clubs that were just waiting for me to say 'yes please' to them," he told Berlingske. "I was very disappointed when he [Wenger] phoned because I was ready to move on. I didn't actually think that they wished to keep me.