Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has rejected rumours that he might be forced to retire because of injury.
Bendtner has yet to feature this season for the Gunners because of a long-standing groin problem and some speculation had suggested the Dane could be forced to hang up his boots.
Denmark international Bendtner is shocked by the false reports and is hopeful of making a return to action in the near future, even though he refused to set himself a target for when he could resume playing.
"It's crazy to hear such stories, I can completely dismiss it." Bendtner told Sporten.dk.
"I have been worried during the injury spell, but there has never been mentioned that it could stop my career.
"I can't understand where this rumour comes from. It's nasty and quite shocking."
Bendtner added: "I am looking forward now and there is a lot to look forward to.
"I am expecting to be fit for a comeback within a not too distant future, but I have not set a date.
"Arsenal and I have worked out a timetable which I am following, but we are keeping the details to ourselves."