While Arsenal were battling away to try and overturn a first leg deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, striker Nicklas Bendtner was back in Denmark, allegedly worse for wear and arguing with a taxi driver.
The Danish forward has made it clear that he doesn’t see a future at the if he doesn't play more and Danish newspaper BT has reported this morning that the out of favour striker was involved in an altercation with a taxi driver on the same night in Copenhagen.
Bendtner didn’t play any part in Arsene Wenger’s squad which travelled to Germany earlier this week, using the time Arsenal were away from their London base to return to his homeland.
The news won’t please Gunners who have backed Bendtner and when he could still have a very important role to play over the rest of the season, with a domestic double still possible for Arsene Wenger’s side.
‘Bendtner Crazy in Copenhagen’ is how BT opens the report, with the story one of their leading pieces on their website this morning.
“An innocent taxi driver had to bear the brunt as soccer star Nicklas Bendtner Tuesday evening went berserk being drunk in Copenhagen. The 26-year-old national team striker was with three friends were thrown out of the 47-year-old taxi in Ryesgade in Nørrebro, because he had behaved provocatively and drunk,” reads the opening of the report.
Wenger probably harboured hope that Bendtner could turn things around after he said he wanted to leave his mark on the club before a likely exit during the summer transfer window.
The Dane is yet to comment on the allegations, and neither he or his friends were arrested.