FORMER Blackburn Rovers midfielder Dickson Etuhu has spoken out after being arrested following an alleged brawl outside a Swedish nightclub.

The 33-year-old, who also played for Sunderland, Fulham and Manchester City, is now at Stockholm side AIK.


The Nigerian has released a statement via the club’s website in a bid to quell speculation.

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.”

Etuhu made 23 appearances for Rovers between 2012 and 2014 before moving to AIK.