Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner to serve jail term

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is set to serve time in prison after dropping his appeal against an assault conviction.

The ex-Denmark international will spend 50 days in jail after being found guilty of assaulting a taxi driver in Copenhagen.

Bendtner and his girlfriend reportedly left the taxi without paying the fare – which amounted to £5 – due to the driver’s directions.

The taxi driver threw an object at the couple before Bendtner broke his jaw, with the driver subsequently fined and released.

Bendtner admitted to punching the driver, though he claimed he acted merely in self-defence.

Bendtner was also fined 1,500 kroner (£179), and will serve time behind bars, after the State Prosecutor of Copenhagen confirmed that they would not be appealing the sentence.

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