Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner has been accused of breaking a taxi driver’s jaw in the street of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nicklas Bendtner involved in an altercation before the Denmark-Wales clash in the UEFA Nations League.
Bendtner is back in Copenhagen as the international break has commenced. However, he is not part of Denmark’s squad for the match against Wales in the UEFA Nations League.
However, a local taxi driver gave Bendtner’s name to the police and complained that the forward had broken his jaw. The incident happened on Saturday and reports emerging that he was involved.
The taxi driver’s firm, DanTaxi also confirmed the driver had given Bendtner’s name to the police when interviewed about the assault. DanTaxi communications manager told Ekstra Bladet,
“It’s the name that the driver has reported. We are deeply shaken. This applies to everyone in the company. We have been informed internally, and of course, there is something that shakes people.”
Meanwhile, Copenhagen police chief executive, Carsten Reenberg confirmed the police had been notified of a violent incident at 2:41 am in the city centre. However, they could not prove, that if it was the Denmark footballer or not.
However, Bendtner started his professional career at Arsenal. He moved to the London club as a teenager in 2004 and made his debut the following year. He also spent seven seasons with the Gunners where he scored 45 times in 171 appearances.
And following loan spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus, Bendtner permanently left Arsenal to join Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in 2014. He won the DFB Pokal and the DFL Supercup with Wolfsburg and then returned to England for a season to line out for Nottingham Forest. After that, Denmark forward ended-up joining Rosenborg in 2017.