An Arsenal footballer was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving the day before the Premier League season kicked off, police have said.

Brazilian defender Andre Santos, 29, was held after officers spotted a car being driven erratically by a driver who failed to stop on Friday morning.

Santos was arrested near the north London club?s training ground in London Colney, Hertfordshire.

Santos, who was on the bench for Arsenal?s first game, was later bailed.

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.?

Santos was not breathalysed, police added.

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