Ex-Arsenal striker sentenced to jail


Bendtner, 30, has been sentenced to 50 days in jail in Denmark after being found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver.

Despite the verdict, the Rosenborg player has confirmed he's appealed the decision and has since been released until a hearing at a higher court.

According to BBC Football, the incident took place in September, with the City Court of Copenhagen shown CCTV footage in which it appeared Bendtner struck the driver in the face.

The Denmark international openly admitted to the incidents displayed in the footage but claimed it was made out of self-defence after feeling threatened by the driver.

Bendtner said the driver threw a bottle or a can towards him and his girlfriend when they left without the intention of paying.

"We think that it's not good for the club and not good for Nicklas, but he remains a player in the club. We are keeping him," said Tove Moe Dyrhaug, the chief executive of Bendtner's Norwegian club Rosenborg.

Bendtner, who has scored 30 goals in 81 caps for his country, missed out on a place for the 2018 World Cup because of injury.