Although not being arrested and not needing to appear at his court hearing to be held on August 18, if found guilty on the charge of malicious wounding he can face up to two years jail-time.
While Song maintains he did not touch the student in the reported late night brawl on June 7, the victim Ludovic Achille Mouaha told an initial hearing: “I was with my girlfriend. She went to the bathroom but when she hadn’t come back after 15 minutes I went to see if something had happened.
“Two bodyguards blocked my way telling me I couldn’t use it because Alex Song was inside.
“He then came out and was visibly angry. I ended up in a drain and afterwards went to hospital.”
In reply Song’s representative said: “Some fans asked for his autograph including a young woman.
“The plaintiff later caused a scuffle and Alex’s bodyguards reacted. But at no time did Alex lay a hand on the plaintiff.”
At a time where Clichy has already switched to City and the possible departures of Nasri and Fabregas are imminent, the news that an Arsenal star and first team regular that is committed to the Gunners could possibly miss the next two seasons as a result of jail-time is very disheartening news. Song has been an integral part of Arsenal’s defensive structure and to lose such a player to a silly pub-brawl would be disaster. Here’s hoping he is found not guilty of his charges!!