Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Nicklas Bendtner will be depositing a hefty sum of cash into Per Mertesacker’s fine jar after the striker undertook an unsolicited midweek jaunt to Copenhagen.
Reports in the local press claim the 26-year-old striker indulged in a heavy drinking session in the Danish capital before attempting some light vehicle-inspired frottage while threatening to whip ‘a fat little pig’ of a taxi driver with his belt.
The story is ridiculous even by Bendtner’s standards, but unfortunately apparently based in truth.
Having returned to England after the first team’s outing in Munich it’s fair to say Wenger is not impressed by a player who he has stopped selecting in recent weeks ahead of a summer exit.
“Honestly, I don’t know what happened [in Copenhagen],” Wenger told press this morning.
“I haven’t spoken to him [Bendtner]. The only thing that is for sure, he had nothing to do in Copenhagen. Nobody gave him any permission to go to Copenhagen.
“He will be fined for that. For the rest, has he created some trouble? I don’t know. I will speak to him today.”
It’s unlikely that Bendtner will be included in any Wenger squads in the near future with Yaya Sanogo obviously a preferred candidate to back-up Olivier Giroud.