Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner (R) continues to take aim at Arsenal over his mismanagement during the latter years of his careerGetty Images

Nicklas Bendtner has taken aim at former club Arsenal after the club left him in a "terrible situation" during his final season at the Emirates Stadium.

The Denmark international made just one Premier League start last season in a nightmare campaign during which the Gunners failed to allow him to leave on loan.

The 26-year-old completed a switch to Wolfsburg during the summer after being released by Arsenal, and has used his permanent departure from north London to take aim at manager Arsene Wenger for his mistreatment last season.

"It was a terrible situation. My last year at Arsenal was a waste of time," Bendtner told Tipsbladet."It was worthless that Arsenal did not allow me to leave.

"A club like Arsenal could easily have found someone else to play my role. They would have had no trouble finding a player who could do what they wanted me to do."

Bendtner has failed to score in seven Bundesliga starts for Wolfsburg this season after his nightmare spell in the Premier League.

The Dane spent time on loan at Birmingham City, Sunderland and Juventus during 10 years at the club, but was unable to win moves away sooner in his career due to his astronomical wage demands.

The forward became a source of ridicule among rival supporters during his Arsenal career for continually stating he would become one of the game's finest players, as he targeted future move to the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Despite having an impressive international strike rate, netting 26 goals in 61 appearances for his country including a double in the recent European Championship qualifying victory over Serbia, his club performances have rarely inspired.

Bendtner was one of 23 players to leave Arsenal in the summer either on a permanent basis or on loan but the club now find themselves understocked in certain areas, particularly at the back where Wenger has just six first-team defenders to call upon.