December 17, 2019 / 10:33 AM / a month ago

Ex-Arsenal striker Bendtner considers hanging up his boots

FILE PHOTO: Arsenal's Niklas Bendtner reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Emirates Stadium in London March 5, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Former Arsenal striker and Danish international Niklas Bendtner said on Tuesday he was considering hanging up his boots for good after FC Copenhagen ruled out extending his four-month contract.

Bendtner, who was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver last year, has scored only one goal in 17 matches.

“Now I want to have a good think about my future and decide if I should try a new adventure in football or quit and start some new adventures in life,” Bendtner said in a an FC Copenhagen statement.

The 31-year-old, whose colourful personal life was covered in full by the tabloids, played for Premier League club Arsenal from 2005-14 and has represented Denmark 81 times.

Bendtner joined FC Copenhagen from Norwegian side Rosenborg in September in an attempt to revive his career after unsuccessful stays at Serie A side Juventus and German side Wolfsburg.

Bendtner was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver and sentenced to 50 days in jail in November last year by a court in Copenhagen.

Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; editing by Nick Macfie

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