The allegations of violence and threatening behaviour alleged at Nicklas Bendtner have been sternly rejected on his behalf.
It has not been a good week for Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, in fact I cannot remember the last time the boy had a good week.
After a season of disappointment on loan at Juventus he was widely expected to move on this summer - but Arsenal failed in their bid to bring in another striker so he was told he had to stay.
He has since made it clear that his desire is to leave in January as Arsene Wenger has questioned whether the Dane’s head is in the right place.
It definitely wasn’t on Monday - after he was arrested for criminal damage.
Bendtner said he accidentally damaged the stuck door to the pool room after returning from a dinner with friends - he was given a caution by Hertfordshire Police.
"We thought the door was stuck so we tried to open it and it caused some damage. I apologise for any inconvenience for my neighbours and I have paid in full. We had no part in damaging anything else in the building. The matter is closed with the police, and my focus is on tonight's match."
To quote Mike Tyson - ‘we all do dumb ‘stuff’ when we are ‘filled’ up’ - but Bendtner just seems to do it more often than everyone else.
But he owned up to it, paid the damage and apologised - case closed, issue over.
But then The Sun spoke to a woman at the apartment complex who alleged that one of the group, with a foreign accent, threatened to rape her if her husband did not shut up.
Another neighbour, 65-year-old Stuart Stepsky made his view clear on Instagram stating:
“It is ridiculous. The pool closes at 8pm on weekends. He has lived here for five years. Do you think he should swim at one o’clock at night and was surprised to encounter a locked door? I want him out of the building, and I will make my point very clear to the landlord.”
But when contacted by Danish paper Ekstra Bladet, Bendtner’s PR representative Elisa Lykke responded sternly to these allegations:
“Nicklas Bendtner has taken responsibility and regretted the damage and inconvenience to his residential complex... the damage to the door will, as mentioned earlier, be fixed at Nicklas' expense. But the last days of headlines about violent attacks, destructive behaviour and raging abuse against other residents - without any evidence, the police or convictions - has now gone out of hand and has become a witch-hunt…”
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