Ex-Sunderland player Dickson Etuhu arrested in Sweden over alleged nightclub brawl

Dickson Etuhu (right) while at Fulham
Dickson Etuhu (right) while at Fulham
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Former Sunderland midfielder Dickson Etuhu has been arrested after a row outside a nightclub in Stockholm/

The 33-year-old was allegedly involved in a scuffle with security guards and police in Sweden on Sunday night after being refused entry to the club.

Etuhu has previously played for Manchester City, Sunderland, Fulham and Blackburn, is now at Stockholm-based side AIK.

A brawl took place after Etuhu and two other men were denied entrance to the venue, with police called to the scene.

The Nigerian has released a statement via the AIK website.

He said: "I want to confirm that I am the AIK player that was involved in the incident that has been reported in the media during the last two days.

"I'm coming forward because I don't want any more speculation surrounding my team-mates about who was involved and I have always stood up for my actions.

"I have talked to my club and the police about what in my opinion happened on Sunday night, and I will today file a report to the police about what I believe caused the incident and the way the security staff acted.

"I have no further comments since it is now an ongoing police investigation."

AIK's director of football Björn Wesström added: "It's never good news when anyone in our club is involved in this kind of matter.

"I have been in contact with the player and had a good conversation with him in which he calmly gave his version of the story."