Footballer Arrested For In London Colney

22 August 2012, 12:16 | Updated: 22 August 2012, 12:19

An Arsenal footballer has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving just a couple of miles from the club's training ground.

It is understood that Andre Santos, 29, from Sao Paulo in Brazil, was apprehended by officers who noticed a car being driven erratically by a driver who failed to stop.

The incident happened last Friday morning - the day before the North London team's first game of the season - Scotland Yard said.

It is thought Santos, who was on the bench for the Gunners' opener against Sunderland on Saturday, was behind the wheel of a powerful sports car.

He was picked up by officers close to Arsenal's training ground in London Colney in Hertfordshire, just inside the M25 motorway.

The Sun newspaper reported a car was being driven at speeds of up to 130mph in a high-speed chase.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ``Shortly after 9.30am on Friday August 17, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop for police on the A1, near to Junction 22 of the M25.

``Officers' attention was drawn to the vehicle due to the manner of its driving.

``The man has been bailed to return at a date in mid-September to a North London police station.''

The man was not breathalysed, police added.