Nicklas Bendtner

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail for assaulting a taxi driver.

The 30-year-old, who plays for Norwegian club side Rosenborg, got the sentence at a hearing in the Danish capital and was fined £177.

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His club told Danish media channel TV2 the sentence will not impact his future as the club and his lawyers plan to appeal the sentence.

Bendtner was charged with beating and kicking a cab driver in Copenhagen on September 9.

He admitted hitting the man but said he acted with self-defence after a quarrel over the fare.

The cab driver, whose jaw was broken, was acquitted of violence but fined £350 for using his telephone while driving and not wearing his seat-belt.