Things are going from bad to worse for Nicklas Bendtner, whose frustration at being surplus to requirements at Arsenal may have subconsciously got the better of him.
The Danish international striker was arrested on Monday on suspicion of criminal damage.
He was held by the police after he broke the security door to the swimming pool in the Hertfordshire apartment complex where he lives.
In a statement, Hertfordshire police said: "A 25-year-old man from Bushey has been cautioned for criminal damage and is no longer in custody. He was arrested in connection with an incident which occurred at an address in The Avenue, Bushey, in the early hours of 24 November."
Later, Bendtner confirmed that he had been arrested and issued an apology for the incident via his Instagram account.
"On Saturday night after our win against Southampton I went out with my family and friends for dinner,” he explained.
“After our dinner we all wanted a night swim in my gym so we changed to shorts and brought towels down. As we arrived at the gym my key fob changed the colour from red (locked) to green (open) but the door remained closed. We thought the door was stuck so we tried to open it and it caused some damage.
"I apologise for any inconvenience for my neighbours and I have paid in full. We had no part in damaging anything else in the building. The matter is closed with the police and my focus is on [Tuesday night's] match [against Marseille].”
Bendtner’s Arsenal career has hardly gone according to plan since his arrival at the Emirates in a storm of self-aggrandisement.
A serial loan player for the past few seasons, he returned to London at the beginning of the campaign determined to prove his ability.
However, it seems Arsenal have made it clear that he will be sold at the soonest opportunity, and Bendtner now admits that his underwhelming Arsenal career is destined to end.
"At the moment I am an easy target for [some of the fans] because I want to leave the club and Arsenal don't want to keep me,” he recently told Danish paper Berlingske.
“And these haters – they always choose the same solution. But I think it is unfair to have a go at me when I had a transfer in place in the summer and Wenger told me to stay.
"I am training far more seriously [now] than I have ever done in Arsenal. I am in the process of building myself up so that I become this strong machine, this perfect product to sell. I want to start as strongly as possibly in my next club."