Search

Copenhagen trip earns Bendtner fine as Wenger reveals Dane’s future after taxi driver reports

10:35 14 March 2014

Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal. Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Nicklas Bendtner of Arsenal. Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images

2013 Getty Images

Nicklas Bendtner did not have Arsenal’s permission to travel to Copenhagen and he will face sanctions by the club after an alleged drunken incident involving a taxi driver, manager Arsene Wenger has revealed.

The Danish striker hit the headlines yesterday after a cabbie in the country’s capital claimed in a Scandinavian newspaper that the 26-year-old threatened him and then unbuttoned his trousers and rubbed against the taxi.

The incident is alleged to have happened as the Gunners crashed out of the Champions League, drawing 1-1 (losing 3-1 on aggregate) at holders Bayern Munich.

Bendtner was not included in the travelling squad for the tie because of a minor knee injury.

Asked about the reports, Wenger said: “Honestly, I don’t know really what happened because I haven’t spoken to him [Bendtner].

“The only thing that is for sure, he had nothing to do in Copenhagen. Nobody gave him any permission to go to Copenhagen and he will be fined for that.

“For the rest, has he created some trouble there? I don’t know, I will speak to him today.”

The striker has been sent on season-long loans to Sunderland and Juventus in recent seasons and was on the verge of leaving the club in the summer but was retained at the 11th hour.

Asked if this latest incident will be the final straw for Bendtner, Wenger said: “He is at the end of the contract at the end of the season.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

NLS WK13 15 Hendon's Gary McCann foot on ball

Thursday evening was a special one for Hendon FC, as the club fulfilled its first competitive fixture at new home Silver Jubilee Park. Playing only a few miles away from the site of their old ground Claremont Road,

Yesterday, 07:16
Jordan Nobbs, Arsenal Ladies. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Jordan Nobbs believes Arsenal Ladies are ready to challenge for the league title again after their disappointing slump to fourth place last season.

Thu, 12:00
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck left) and Newcastle United's Remy Cabella (right) battle for the ball at St James' Park,

Even trailing a sequence of six straight victories in their wake, it takes a substantial leap of faith to envisage Arsenal snatching the Premier League title.

Thu, 10:00
NLS WK13 15 Hendon's Gary McCann foot on ball

Manager Gary McCann is looking forward to Hendon’s first competitive match at Silver Jubilee Park tonight (Thursday) as his side take on Corinthian-Casuals in the quarter-finals of the London Senior Cup.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

A brave PCSO fended the knife-wielding man off with a shopping basket.

Italy’s highest court today overturned last year’s convictions and declined to order another trial.

But what do other parties do with their 404 pages? This you’ll want to see.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder