Arsenal fullback Andre Santos was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving just a couple of miles from the club's training ground, police said.

The 29-year-old defender, from Sao Paulo in Brazil, was apprehended by officers who noticed a car being driven erratically by a driver who failed to stop, reports The Sun.

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.