Brazilian youngster Pedro Botelho has been arrested in Spain for a series of traffic offences, report the Spanish press.
The left back, who joined Arsenal in 2008, has spent every season on loan in Spain and is currently playing for Rayo Vallecano.
According to AS, Botelho was arrested on Sunday morning after reversing into an unmarked police car at around 5am. He failed to stop and was then arrested by local police before failing a breathalyster test. To compound matters, it turns out he has no Spanish driving licence. He has been charged with traffic safety offences.
Botelho has played 8 league games for Rayo this season, scoring once, but hasn’t played since their 4-0 defeat against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
It’s been a bad week for Arsenal’s on-loan, Spanish based Brazilians. La Liga club Levante declared Wellington surplus to their requirements last week and he’ll spend the rest of the season trying to get a game for CD Alcoyano in the Spanish 2nd division.