Nicklas Bendtner Scored The Fastest Goal By A Substitute In Premier League History And It's Absolute Scenes
The Danish forward, who celebrates his 33rd birthday today, has played for the likes of Wolfsburg, Rosenborg and Juventus in a career spanning over 15 years.
He has also represented his country 81 times, scoring 30 goals during his international career - all very respectable records, I'm sure you'll agree.
But for us, a moment against Arsenal's bitter rivals Tottenham on December 22, 2007 is perhaps his biggest achievement to date. I mean, just look at this footage and tell me it isn't.
It looked more and more likely that this North London Derby would end in a draw but super sub Bentdner turned the game on its head in a matter of seconds.
Arsenal went on to secure all three points and, as a result of his lightning quick header in the second half, Bendtner secured his name in the record books.
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Bendtner, who scored 45 goals in 171 appearances for Arsenal, recently signed for Tårnby FF, whose senior team competes in the fourth-tier Denmark Series.
Many of fans, however, will always remember him for his time at The Gunners.
In a recent interview, Bendtner actually opened up about the moment he called former manager Arsene Wenger a "w**ker."
Speaking to football magazine FourFourTwo, the 32-year-old Danish striker has opened up on an extremely heated argument he had with the man who gave him his professional debut.
Bendtner claims things came to a head in the summer of 2013, when he wanted to leave Arsenal for another London club.
"We respected each other and had very good meetings - we were honest with each other," Bendtner told FFT. "But at that moment, I wanted to leave Arsenal and Crystal Palace had made a great offer for me.
"The deal fell through because Arsenal couldn't find a replacement."
That led to an awkward exchange. "Wenger phoned and said, 'Sorry, you can't go.' That felt like a massive blow to me, as I'd been waiting all week to leave.
"I called Arsene a w***er and an a***hole so he would have to sell me, but it didn't work."
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