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Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia in driving test arrest

Wigan's Charles N'Zogbia
Winger N'Zogbia is eligible to play for England

Wigan Athletic footballer Charles N'Zogbia has been arrested over allegations that someone else completed the written part of his driving test.

He was held on suspicion of causing fraud by false representation as he turned up at Sale Driving Test Centre in Greater Manchester on Wednesday.

The French winger, 23, was at the centre to sit the practical part of his test when he was arrested, police said.

He has been released on police bail until 3 June.

Mr N'Zogbia, who joined Wigan last year from Newcastle United, scored the winning goal when his team beat Arsenal 3-2 on Sunday.

'Naive mistake'

Wigan's manager Roberto Martinez said: "The way I see the whole situation is that Charles has made a naive mistake.

"We're going to look into every single detail before I give my full side of the story, but what is important is Charles has reacted in a very mature way.

"We need to remember he is a very young man, but he knows he is also a public figure, and he needs to make sure he becomes a stronger and more experienced human being.

"In that respect, we'll help him to ensure he is available to do what he does best, which is playing football.

"We'll collaborate with the police and with Charles to make sure we get out of this situation in a positive way."

Although he is French, Mr N'Zogbia is eligible to represent England on the basis of residency and there have been calls for him to be selected by manager Fabio Capello.

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