Arsenal target Arturo Vidal rushed to hospital after drunken car smash

Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal escaped serious injury on Tuesday night after he was rushed to hospital for crashing his Ferrari on the outskirts of Santiago, ESPN reports.

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The Juve star sustained only minor injuries, but Chilean national police Colonel Ricardo Gonzalez confirmed that he was under the influence of alcohol, and will face a judge on Wednesday morning.

The crash was confirmed on Twitter, with pictures showing the damage to his $230m car, with the front end smashed in and the airbags apparently deployed.

The San Luis de Buin hospital confirmed that he and his wife, Maria Teresa Matus, were both treated for minor injuries. Television images later showed the Juventus man leaving the hospital in the back of a police car.

“Unfortunately I was involved in a traffic accident,” Vidal wrote on his Twitter account, in Spanish. “Luckily we are all well and calm. Thanks for worrying.”

The 28-year-old has been a target for Arsenal this summer, and has been attracting even more attention thanks to his form in the Copa America, where he is top scorer with three goals in two games.

Chile’s next clash is with Bolivia on Friday night, though it is not yet known whether he will be available to play.

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