PREMIER League ace Oli McBurnie has been charged with drink driving after a night out, we can reveal.
The Sheffield United and Scotland striker, 23, was held by officers in the early hours of Friday morning.
The £20million club record Summer signing has starred in all eight of the Blades Premier League matches this season.
But sources said his inclusion in Monday’s team to face Arsenal at Bramall Lane is now in jeopardy.
The former Swansea player was hoping to return to the side after recovering from a knee injury suffered in their 0-0 draw away to Watford on October 5.
He was forced to miss the recent 4-0 drubbing by Russia and then the 6-0 win against lowly San Marino.
But Sheffield United were expecting to name him in the squad to face Unai Emery’s Gunners.
Sources told how McBurnie, who has scored one goal this season, was seen in The Podger pub in Garforth, West Yorks., on Thursday night.
One source added: “He left there and went on to the Wetherspoons nearby.
“After spending some time in the pub he left and was then pulled over by police officers who arrested him.”
McBurnie was taken to a nearby police station and charged with drink driving.
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The player, who has won eight international caps for Scotland, is expected to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court in November.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old Leeds Man will appear before magistrates next month after being charged with a drink driving offence.
“Oliver McBurnie, from Leeds, will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court on November 6 after being charged with driving over the prescribed limit in Leeds in the early hours of Friday October 18.”