Tottenham Hotspur fullback Serge Aurier
Thursday Jan 17, 2019. 09:00
Tottenham Hotspur’s Ivorian defender Serge Aurier was arrested on suspicion of assault after police were called to his home near London, but released without charge, according to reports on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Elephants right-back was reportedly taken into custody on Saturday 12 January and missed Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Wembley the following day.
Police issued a statement to AFP, saying: “A 26-year-old man... was arrested on suspicion of ABH (actual bodily harm), and has been released with no further action.”
A Tottenham spokesman quoted by the Evening Standard newspaper said: “We are aware of an incident concerning Serge Aurier this weekend. The player was released without charge.”
This is not the first time the former Paris Saint-Germain player has been in trouble with authorities, having received a suspended two-month prison sentence after an assault on a police officer outside a Paris nightclub in 2016.
He was also famously suspended by the French club for making a homophobic slur against former coach Laurent Blanc in a social media video.
Aurier will hope to put the incident behind him and return to Spurs’ line-up when they face Fulham in a Premier League London derby at Craven Cottage this coming weekend.