Premier League footballer arrested on suspicion of rape in north London

The international star - in his late 20s - is due to play for his country at the World Cup in Qatar, LondonWorld understands.

A Premier League footballer has been arrested of suspicion of rape in north London.

The international star - in his late 20s - is due to play for his country at the World Cup in Qatar, LondonWorld understands.

Scotland Yard said a woman in her 20s went to the police today (Monday July 4) to tell them she had been raped.

The Met Police said: “It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022.

“On July 4, a man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody where he remains.

“Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”

The player cannot be named for legal reasons and his club have declined to comment.

The Sun reported that he was arrested when six cars swooped on a north London address earlier today.