Arsene Wenger has all but confirmed that flop Nicklas Bendtner’s Arsenal career is over, after he gave him a public dressing down for breaking club rules whilst in Denmark.
Reports emerged only yesterday claiming that the Danish striker had been involved in a series of alcohol induced incidents whilst in his home nation, and Wenger has promised that he is set to be punished. According to the Metro the Arsenal boss refused to comment on speculation that his player had verbally abused a taxi driver, which led to the police being called, but did reveal that Bendtner had no leave to travel home.
“I don’t know what happened,” said Wenger.
“The only thing that is for sure, nobody gave him any permission to go to Copenhagen. He will be fined for that.
“We will see what happens – but his contract is only until the end of the season.”
Bendtner was left out of the squad which tumbled out of the Champions League on Tuesday night, and the official reason given was that he was carrying a slight knock. However, only two days later did stories begin to emerge from Denmark that the maligned forward had been causing trouble whilst on a drunken night out.
And it now looks to have not only landed him in hot water, but also effectively ended any slim chances that he would remain at Arsenal beyond the summer. The Telegraph claims that Bendtner could be fined as much as two weeks wages - £100,000 - for his actions.