Copenhagen play down reports of signing Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner

Arsenal's Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner awaits kick off during during the League Cup football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich on September 25, 2013
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Copenhagen play down reports that Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner could join the club in the summer after he was spotted watching a game over the weekend.

Copenhagen have played down reports that they could sign Arsenal outcast Nicklas Bendtner at the end of the season.

The 26-year-old was spotted watching the club at Parken on Sunday, prompting suggestions that he could be poised for a move.

However, club director Anders Horsholt is quoted by as saying: "We are not talking about that. He is in town and is an old Copenhagen boy, who during his childhood days [attended games at Parken]. He wanted to see some football, it isn't anything more than that."

The Dane is out of contract at the Emirates this summer.

Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal beats Michael Essien of Chelsea to the ball during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match on October 29, 2013
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