It’s been quiet out there in Arsenal land all week, so here is a quick round-up of some wider football stories you might have missed but which caught my eye this morning.

1Nicklas Bendtner go straight to jail

Rosenborg’s Danish football player Nicklas Bendtner and lawyer Anders Nemeth arrive for a hearing at Copenhagen City Council on November 2, 2018. – Nicklas Bendtner has been charged with violence against a taxi driver in Copenhagen while the driver has been charged with attempted violence. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP)

Nicklas Bendtner will now serve 50 days in jail after he dropped his appeal against his conviction for assaulting a taxi driver. Bendtner maintains he acted in self-defence.

Rosenborg, who have pledged to stand by him, said: “Nicklas has regretted the incident and he is taking his sentence. If we make mistakes, it is important that we take responsibility for our actions.”

2Liverpool Barcelona premium

Philippe Coutinho

It has been revealed that Liverpool had an agreement that Barcelona would pay £100m above the market rate for any Liverpool players they tried to buy before 2020.

The agreement was reached after Barca lured Philippe Coutinho to Spain.

My knee-jerk reaction was to wonder why Arsenal never came to any such agreement, and then I remembered that sort of deal would have stopped Barca buying Thomas Vermaelen (£15m) and Alex Song (£15m).

3FIFA Ethics judge arrested

Sundra Rajoo

Sundra Rajoo, a FIFA ethics committee judge, has been arrested on suspicion of corruption.

Sundra Rajoo, The Guardian, 22 November 2018
Sundra Rajoo, The Guardian, 22 November 2018

4Daily Mail LGBTQ+ hypocrisy

Daily Mail 22 November 2018

The Daily Mail are continuing to wage war on the PFA and Gordon Taylor and as part of their campaign to get him to resign or be sacked, they have used the above piece to attack both the man and the organisation.

I have no love for Taylor and I’m sure his position should have been questioned long ago, but it sticks in my throat when I see a homophobic rag like the Daily Mail turn to the ‘defence’ of LGBTQ+ people in order to further their own agenda.

Make no mistake, they would quite happily attack LGBTQ+ people if they thought that was the best way to put more pressure on Taylor & co.

5Jordan Nobbs heartbreak

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her sides first goal during the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Birmingham Ladies at Meadow Park on November 4, 2018 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

Jordan Nobb’s has broken her silence over her ACL injury that ended her season, admitting she is ‘heartbroken’.

6No Premier League Brexit cap

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – NOVEMBER 21: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May (L) is welcomed by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (R) in the Berlaymont, the EU Commission headquarters on November 21, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet the President of the EU Commission to prepare for the Brexit EU Summit on November 25, 2018 (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)

The Premier League willnot introduce any more limits on the number of foreign players allowed at Premier League clubs and the FA will have no choice but to let them do what they want.

Daily Telegraph 22 November 2018
Daily Telegraph 22 November 2018