Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner says he doesn\'t want to get a big wage, he just wants to play football.

Nicklas Bendtner has insisted that he doesn't want to leave Arsenal for big money, saying he just wants to receive more game time as the forward continues to talk up an exit.

Bendtner has featured for the Gunners just three times in the league this season and supporters have made their feelings clear over wanting him out of the squad after spending years insisting he wasn't happy at the Emirates.

He claims to have had a move blocked by Arsene Wenger to go elsewhere in the summer after the manager was unable to bring an extra striker to Arsenal, though this is disputed by Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt who said they came very close to purchasing him but couldn't agree on a wage.

And now Bendtner says he will likely leave the Gunners in January, and it won't be for a club that can pay him the most money but rather somewhere where he can get his football back on track.

"I want to leave Arsenal. If its in the winter we'll have to wait and see. First priority is a new challenge - Money is second," he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet.

"I've been playing football since I was four years old and back then it was for the love of the sport."

Bendtner's problems with Arsenal have been widely reported over the years and his showing against Manchester United last weekend, coming on after 78 minutes as Wenger desperately searched for more attacking options, was his biggest sign yet that he's not up to the standard of his fellow players.

Denmark coach Morten Olsen advised Bendtner to leave the club as he also puts in poor showings for the national team.

It would appear that the 25 year old needs more regular game time to get back on track with the Denmark side and while Olivier Giroud continues to fire for Arsenal - and Wenger is strongly connected with purchasing another striker in January - Bendtner looks to be on the out.