Copenhagen trip earns Bendtner fine as Wenger reveals Dane’s future after taxi driver reports
10:35 14 March 2014
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.”