Soccer legend Eric Cantona has been arrested for attacking a man in London.

The French former international striker, 47, was held by police officers on Wednesday (12Mar14) after reports of an incident at an address in Regents Park Road, central London.

Cantona was given a caution for common assault - meaning he accepts his part in the incident - and was subsequently released. The victim of the attack did not require any treatment.

In a statement, a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police says, "Police were called to Regents Park Road, Nw1, at 12.55pm on Wednesday 12th March, following reports of an assault. Officers from Camden Borough attended and a man in his mid-40s was arrested on suspicion of common assault. He was taken into custody and subsequently cautioned for common assault. The victim, a man, did not require medical assistance at the scene."

Cantona played for French clubs Marseilles and Nimes and for British giants Manchester United during his illustrious career. Following his retirement from soccer in 1997, he pursued a career in acting, landing roles in 1998 movie Elizabeth and the 2009 film Looking for Eric. He is currently Director of Soccer for the New York Cosmos.

It is not the first time Cantona has been arrested for violence - in 1995 he was sentenced to two months in jail, later reduced on appeal to 120 hours community service, for famously launching a kung-fu kick at a supporter of a rival team who hurled racist abuse at him during Manchester United's match against London side Crystal Palace.