PSG defender Serge Aurier to stand trial in September

AP , Tuesday 31 May 2016

Paris Saint-Germain
In this file photo taken on April 23, 2016 shows Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier looking on prior to the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille on April 23, 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris (AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier will stand trial in September after being charged with assaulting a police officer.

Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday that Aurier has been released from custody and will appear before a court on Sept. 26.

Aurier was arrested in the early hours of Monday near the Champs-Elysees following an argument with police after a night out in Paris. Prosecutors said the police officer needed to take a day off work because of the incident.

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 right backs in Europe.

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