Former Arsenal Striker Sentenced To Jail

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail in Denmark for assaulting a taxi driver.

The ruling was made by the City Court of Copenhagen, but the Denmark international’s lawyer said the case has been appealed.

Bendtner played for the Gunners between 2005 and 2014, scoring 45 goals in 171 games.

Currently with Norwegian side Rosenborg, Bendtner could not feature in Denmark’s squad for the 2018 World Cup campaign due to injury.

While he was trying to find his footing at Arsenal, Bendtner had loan spells at Sunderland, Birmingham City and Juventus before making a permanent move to German club Wolfsburg.

He later moved back to England to join Championship side Nottingham Forest in September 2016 before joining Rosenborg in March 2017. Bendtner has scored 24 goals in 49 appearances for the Norwegian side.