Nicklas Bendtner: Ex-Arsenal striker drops appeal against jail sentence

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Nicklas Bendtner (left) with his lawyer Anders Nemeth at a court in Copenhagen earlier this month

Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal against a 50-day jail term for assaulting a taxi driver.

Bendtner will serve the sentence at his home in Denmark, under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag.

The 30-year-old, who plays for Rosenborg in Norway, agreed with the attorney general in Copenhagen to drop his appeal, said lawyer Anders Nemeth.

“Even though he disagrees with the verdict, he would rather focus on his club and family,” Nemeth told the BBC.

When he will serve the sentence has not yet been decided.

Rosenborg’s league season finishes on 24 November and they play in the Norwegian Cup final on 2 December. They have Europa League games against Celtic on 29 November and RB Leipzig on 13 December.

“Nicklas has regretted the incident and he is taking his sentence,” said