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Youssef El Arabi: Morocco International Handed Three-Year Prison Sentence

Olympiacos and Morocco striker Youssef El Arabi has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of assaulting two teenage boys.

According to the ruling delivered on May 25, the footballer was found guilty by a French court for assaulting the two teenagers in June 2017.

The Sun reported that the two boys threw a bottle at El-Arabi’s family during post-Ramadan celebrations before El Arabi and his two brothers chased and beat the youngsters, leaving one with a damaged eye.

El Arabi and his co-accused were fined a total of £5,500 and ordered to pay their victims £12,000 compensation.

The former Cain striker is expected to appeal the sentence which he is expected to serve a minimum 12 months

El Arabi joined Greek giants Olympiacos in July 2019 as a free agent after his deal with Al Duhail in Qatar expired in June that year.

The Moroccan international striker has scored 16 goals in 49 appearances for his country. Born in Caen, France, El Arabi also holds French citizenship.

In his professional career, El Arabi has played for Caen, Al-Hilal, Granada and Al Duhail, building up a reputation of a prolific goal scorer.

During his three-year stay in Qatar, the forward scored a huge 74 goals in just 59 league games for Al Duhail.


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