Football: Former Arsenal Striker Sentenced To Jail


Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been condemned to 50 days in prison in Denmark after an assault on a cab driver.

The 30-year-old Rosenborg player has appealed his case, and has been discharged until a consultation at a higher court.

The episode occurred in September, with the City Court of Copenhagen indicated CCTV film in which it showed up Bendtner striking the driver in the face.

The Denmark national, conceded hitting the cab driver however said it was on account of he felt a threat from the cab driver.

Bendtner said the driver tossed a container or a can towards him and his better half when they exited without paying.

Bendtner, who played for Arsenal somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2014, scoring 45 goals in 171 matches, passed up a place in Denmark’s squad for the 2018 World Cup due to an injury.

He played on loan at Sunderland, Birmingham City and Juventus while at Arsenal before making a lasting move to German club Wolfsburg.

He moved back to England to join Championship side Nottingham Forest in September 2016 preceding joining Rosenborg in March 2017.

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