Cape Town - Serge Aurier's absence from the matchday squad against
Manchester United has been explained, with the Tottenham Hotspur defender arrested on
Saturday following a bust-up with his girlfriend.
The police were called to Aurier's residence in
Hertfordshire on Saturday evening, after a heated argument with his partner,
reality TV star Hencha Voigt.
The Ivory Coast international was taken in for questioning
on suspicion of Actual Bodily Harm before being released without charge.
A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Police confirmed: "A
26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of ABH. He has been released with no
Tottenham, meanwhile, released the following statement:
"We are aware of an incident concerning Serge Aurier this weekend. The
player was released without charge."
Aurier has been used sparingly by Spurs boss Mauricio
Pochettino this season, making just 12 appearances in all competitions.
In his six Premier League appearances this term, Aurier has
bagged two goals and provided one assist.