Nicklas Bendtner fined £97,000

Bendtner fined £97,000
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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is fined £97,000 after admitting to a drink-driving charge.

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined £97,000 after admitting to drink-driving in Copenhagen on Saturday evening.

The Dane, who is on loan at Juventus, has also had his driving licence suspended for three years as an act of punishment.

The 25-year-old has also been hit with a six-month ban from his country, which will prevent him from playing for Denmark in their upcoming World Cup 2014 qualifiers.

"The DBU have demanded that Nicklas Bendtner take six months off to think over his international future," read a statement from Denmark's Football Federation.

"The DBU respect the rights of all players to have a private life, but we also have certain rules that need to be met by international players in their public behaviour."

Bendtner is currently nursing a thigh injury.

Juve loanee striker Nicklas Bendtner celebrates following a goal by Sebastian Giovinco on December 1, 2012
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