Bendtner explains police caution


Nicklas Bendtner has explained that he received a police caution for criminal damage at his home at the weekend for breaking the lock on a gym door as he and his family and friends looked to indulge in a late night swim.

The Guardian reported this morning that the Danish striker was held by police on Monday about the incident but escaped arrest after detailing what happened.

To clarify the matter the 25-year-old striker also posted further details on his Instagram  account.



Gotta love the superfluous details about changing into shorts and having towels…

Anyway, it’s not the first time Nicky B has landed himself in trouble with the authorities during his time at Arsenal. There was some naughtiness with Lee Cattermole while on loan at Sunderland (hanging out with such a ruffian usually punishable by beheading in our opinion) while he also got himself banned from driving in Denmark.

Let’s hope the man formally known as B52 enjoyed some ‘top bombing‘ for his troubles…


    • I was all for giving him one last chance – regardless of what many people say he does have the talent. But in only 3 months he’s called on his full repertoire of fuck-tardery to completely blow it. Needs to go in January if we can find any sort of replacement as back-up, know the winter window is far from ideal but we’re one injury away from depending on him.

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      • yes, it’s sad. i have always tried to stick up for him and hoped his obvious talent would someday be married to a strong work ethic but i think he’s burnt all his bridges now. time to let him leave for nothing in january and bring a decent backup in if sanogo can’t be relied on yet.

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  1. Complete and utter moron. If he spent more time keeping his head down and training hard and being a proper team player, I’m sure he would be challenging Giroud up front.
    Sucks for you Nik, as Giroud came, saw and conquered.

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  2. You know when you say to someone, ‘……….you know where the door is…’ , something tells me that you may have to explain just a little bit further for our Nicklas.

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  3. I hear you @arseblog but I like to think I treat people with respect unless they give me reason to act otherwise. Despite how his career is going/gone at Arsenal, he is still really just a kid and some people should be ashamed about what they have written on his photos. Not in the spirit of the game for me.

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    • Absolutely not condoning the abuse he gets on his Instagram account. In fact, I’d worry more about the kind of people who leave those comments, but trouble seems to follow Nick around a bit too closely.

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  4. In My Opinion,* Bendtner gets a lot of stick from fans which is not always justified. I do not disagree that his attitude isn’t deemed worthy of a professional fotballer but you have consider the things he’s been through from a realistic view. Almost lost his mother to cancer, benched after putting us through to COC Final, became 3rd choice after Chamakhs arrival (compare their international career), not to mention his off-field problems. He’s obviously not responded well but then again not everyone reacts in the same manner. He’s made it public on various occasions that he wants to leave and that’s imminent. But for now he’s our only backup striker (honestly I’d have him over sanogo anyday). and it might be sensible to support him regardless of how much you hate him. It’s really frustrating to come on for last 10 mins and get booed off. At the very least he deserves to start a few PL games* against the lower teams.

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    • I get what you’re saying and its a mature outlook but as a fan I want whats best for the club and I don’t think he should be starting any games for Arsenal. By lower level opposition in the PL do you mean the Cardiff side that just drew against United, or the Sunderland side that won against Man City? We are top but we cannot take anything for granted in what is essentially the most competitive domestic league in the world. He is not a good character to have at the club regardless of his personal and professional difficulties, and its best for both sides that he leaves in January. The real issue is if the club can get a second choice striker which is far from being certain.

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  5. will he ever know and learn he is in a privileged position as a well paid profesional footballer.could of left several times but was just happy to get his 50 grand or so from AFC and see his contract out, then has the audacity to blame the club for not letting him go, not sure he will ever fulfil any dreams because he never had any, only fantasies on his own perceptions.

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    • No, he’s a Sunderland level player at best now, and a risk for any team that takes him on because he doesn’t appear to put enough effort/focus into his work (kind of like that other perennial under-achiever Adebuywhore). He could have been so much more, but teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid only ever try to poach our best players. Bendtner doesn’t fit that category as almost every footballing/career decision he (or his agent?) has made since he joined Arsenal (including his decision to join Arsenal?) has been the wrong one.

      I won’t consider him a cunt when he leaves, like I do Adebuywhore, Nasri the Cunt, Cashley Cunt, Rich van Pursey, or Anelka (the first of the Arsenal players who thought he deserved success without earning it and insulted his way out of the Club), unless he pulls another badmouthing of my Club. I just feel sorry for the poor bastard and what he could have been if he’d made the effort.

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  6. I like Bendtner for the clown he is!

    I mean, its annoying to see him take up a space as member of our squad but come on! the guy is 25 and likes wine and to smoke cigars. He ended up at Arsenal at 16 and was managed by his dad. (still is)

    I think he is funny! More fun next year when he is not at arsenal.

    Everyone has a friend who cant control himself and gets in to trouble and gets too boozy but these friends also make life more fun.

    Bendtner is one of those guys, he just happen to play for arsenal another 6-7 months.

    Lets enjoy the clownery for that time and wave goodbye

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  7. I think Wenger has given him more than enough chances, and all he got in return is a golden shower. I don’t like Bendtner at all, he doesn’t fight for the ball, looks happy to not fulfill his potential, and he brings problems on himself. He’s not even a kid anymore, at the tender age of 25. He’s run out of excuses, and I cannot wait further for Podolski and Sanogo to return so Bendtner can’t even make the bench.

    That said, I don’t remotely feel he deserves to be booed – he’s an Arsenal player whether we like it or not. Booing does nothing positive, and if it’s our fans hating him on Instagram – utterly disgusting. The man is in his own hell – whether he knows it or not, why make it worse? It’s just not worth it. No benefit at all.

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    • As a person I just believe in the concept that whatever I do in this world, I want to have a net positive contribution. Posting vile and really messed up things on someone’s social media profile, no matter how much you may dislike him, is pointless to me and only feeding negativity to an already shitty situation for both club and player.

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      • I really don’t get why people even follow people they dislike on social media.

        I mean, I know it’s because they’re addicted to outrage and want any excuse to show the world how angry they are, but fuck me, find something better to do.

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  8. It’s sad to see someone with so much potential throwing it all away.
    We can’t keep giving him one more chance. Maybe the shock of terminating his contract will give him the kick up the arse he needs

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    • We won’t terminate his contract. We have no legal grounds to do so. It either expires or everybody agrees to a transfer. He isn’t going to learn anything new from Arsenal now. He’s past that stage.

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  9. I think at this point most of us just want to see him go. If he had come back and worked his arse off that would be one thing, but he’s looked disinterested when he should’ve realised that this is his last chance to raise his stock ahead of his next move.

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  10. I think some of you are being a little unfair on TGSTEL. It must be most frustrating for one not to be able to access one’s swimming pool/gym after a bite to eat with friends. I myself would feel completely humiliated in front of my chums. After such a traumatic evening as that, I hope that Arsene will do the sensible thing and rest TGSTEL against Marseille tonight.

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    • One hand to do the job, the other to shield the face from your view? That’s acceptable.

      One hand to do the job, the other to shield the body from your view? You’re Nicklas Bendtner.

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  11. Celebrating the win on saturday??? And what exactly did he contribute to that win? Been crying on the last couple if weeks bou how much he wants to leave. I’ve always defended NB but afterrec

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    • He could hardly do anything else without attracting criticism. Strange that you are offended enough by him being happy the team won that you felt the need to complain about it.

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  12. If you have watched the movie “Mr. Bean”; you might remember the scene were the security man has to shoot down the bathroom door after bean mixed laxative on his coffee. Somehow, that was the first thing that came to my mind when I read this news.:-)

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  13. Hey look, who hasn’t tried to boot in the door of your private pool after a family meal out?

    Bendtner is a bit of a cock, but other than the drink driving (and we were willing to forgive the skipper quickly enough) what has he done that’s so bad?

    I know there’s a list but really, I’m sure you and I have done much worse with less spare time while in our twenties.

    His biggest crime is that he’s not quite lived up to the hype in his own head.

    While he wears the red and white I for one will support him.

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    • Well, he had family and friends to back him up. it’s quite possible the lock did malfunction. Haven’t we all accidentally broken something at home when it stuck or jammed and we thought a little bit of percussive maintenance or a harder tug would fix it? This is a molehill made up to look like a mountain.

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      • Not only did he break down the door. He broke the windows as well. Messed up the place too. Said the rest of the job wasn’t done by him.

        There is a lot of frustration and resentment within that young man. I think he needs to just play football regularly. He looked happy during the League Cup game which is why it is a real shame that he has since reacted in such a manner.

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  14. As much as I love Rambo, Jack et al I do have a sneaking suspicion that ol’ Nik would be the one you’d most enjoy bumping into on a night out – even if I won’t give a fishes tit when that door slams.

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  15. Super Nic will always be a legend in my books because:
    1. The Christmas goal against sp*rs when he scored a header with his first touch after coming on as a sub.
    2. Being the first to suss out adebayor

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  16. i was having a poo earlier and thinking about life, arsenal, boobs and all the normal sort of stuff and it dawned on me that I’d made a really stupid omission…Woj, now that’s the guy you want to run in to, or maybe Santos (def Mers or Adams previously). NB52, you’re not particularly good at football, certainly not good enough to start with the silly haircuts and general Seven Sisters Rd type behaviour. Grow up, grow a pair or bugger off Sonny Jim. Ta

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