Nicklas Bendtner has been released by Wolfsburg after the Bundesliga club confirmed the striker's contract has been terminated on 25 April, Monday.

A statement on Wolfsburg's official website read, "Striker Nicklas Bendtner is no longer a VfL Wolfsburg player. The contract with the 28-year-old Dane, which had been valid until June 2017, has been terminated with immediate effect.

"Bendtner had not trained with the team for quite some time and was recently exempted from participation."

The 28-year-old spent less than a decade at Arsenal, but was not a regular inclusion in Arsene Wenger's side. He spent the majority of the last two seasons away from the Emirates as he was sent on loan to Sunderland and Juventus.

After failing to impress at the north London club, Arsenal allowed the Danish international to leave as a free agent in the summer of 2014, which is when he joined Wolfsburg on a three-year deal.

Bendtner 's initial contract with the German club was set to expire in 2017. But several off-the-field incidents, which includes arriving 45 minutes late for training in March and also missing training sessions forced Wolfsburg to terminate his contract.

The former Arsenal striker last featured in February and was released from training duties at Wolfsburg in March. Since joining the Bundesliga outfit, he has scored nine goals in 47 appearances. The club's sporting director Klaus Allofs explained it was best for both Bendtner and Wolfsburg to part ways.

"Both Nicklas and ourselves had high hopes of his engagement at VfL Wolfsburg, but after two years, we have had to ascertain that the expectations were neither fulfilled for him nor for us and a continued cooperation made no sense for either side," Allofs explained.

"For that reason, the mutual decision to end our association prematurely is thus the best solution for all parties. We wish Nicklas all the very best for his future career."