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Bendtner makes nightclub apology

Nicklas Bendtner
Bendtner was a second-half substitute on Tuesday

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has apologised for his behaviour after being pictured leaving a London nightclub at 0400 BST on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old was shown leaving the venue hours after Arsenal's 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United in the Champions League semi-final.

Bendtner was pictured with his belt undone and jeans pulled down.

"I may be young, but my actions were a poor error of judgment and something I deeply regret," said the Dane.

Bendtner was a second-half substitute for Arsenal, who lost 4-1 on aggregate to defending champions United.

"I love this club and was so disappointed to lose against Manchester United," Bendtner said in a statement.

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"Reaching a Champions League final is one of my biggest dreams and getting knocked out was a massive blow. However, no matter how disappointed I was, it does not excuse my behaviour later in the evening.

"I want to apologise to the club and the fans for letting them and myself down.

"I cannot change the past, but will learn from my mistakes. Tuesday is behind me now and I want to use my energy to fully focus on our three remaining games this season - starting with Chelsea on Sunday."



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