PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier has been arrested following an argument with police after a night out in a Paris, a police official told The Associated Press on Monday.
The official said Aurier was arrested at 5:50 a.m. local time after he spent the night at a club with friends near the Champs-Elysees. The official said the 23-year-old was put in a holding cell for "using violence on a police officer."
The police official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak publicly of the case.
PSG officials said the club will wait until receiving further information before making any comment on the incident, but added that it "did not take place during a competition period."
Aurier was suspended for six weeks in February after a video emerged on social media showing him making derogatory comments about PSG coach Laurent Blanc, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and other players.
The Ivory Coast defender is widely regarded as one of the best young right-backs in Europe.