- Nicklas Bendtner wasted his fortunes while at PL club Arsenal
- The Dane has admitted spending £5.4million gamming
- Bendtner, 32, has now said he has learnt his lessons
Nicklas Bendtner, former Arsenal striker, says he blew an estimated £5.4million on gaming when he was younger at the Premier League club.
A 19-year-old at that time, Bendtner says he was addicted to Texas Hold'Em and blew a huge amount of his wages.
In a reality TV show where he appeared with his model girlfriend Philine Roepstorff, the now 32-year-old Copenhagen forward says he has now learned from the experience.
“I lost a lot of money, an unrealistic amount" admitted the now Copenhagen man.
“It's hard to say how much it was in reality, but I'd estimate that it was almost 50 million Korona (around £5.4m). It was something that I was always in control of and I simply betted big sums of money.
"Sometimes in London, things would get out of control on a night and things could really have ended badly.
"Now I place smaller bets of 100 Korona (around £12)."
In 2019, Bendtner said he called legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger inappropriate names over a phone conversation.
The Danish striker in his new book, Book Sides, revealed Wenger prevented him from joining Crystal Palace in 2013 at the 11th hour.
Bendtner went out of favour under the French manager and struggled for game time and a move to another London side was on the cards which would allow him easy access to his son.
But there was a twist in the story when Palace chairman Steve Parish, manager Ian Holloway and his agent Tom Brookes, Bendtner was informed Arsenal would not be letting him leave.
Bendtner claims he later apologized to Wenger but believes the incident hurt his remaining spell with Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that former Premier League and FIFA referee Mark Clattenburg has named Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi among the list of five most annoying players he has refereed in his career.
The 45-year-old Englishman is known as one of the best referees in the world as he took charge of the 2016 European Championship, Champions League and FA Cup finals.
But there are some players who tested the patience of the referee most especially during his time in the Premier League in England.
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