Bayern Munich defender Breno arrested after fire guts his home

The home of Brazilian Breno who has been arrested over the blaze
Dozens of firefighters fought the blaze at Breno's home in Munich

Bayern Munich's Breno has been arrested over a fire which caused over a million euros worth of damage to his home.

The 21-year-old was held by the Munich Prosecutor's office on suspicion of grave arson after the blaze, in the early of Wednesday, gutted the house.

Bayern Munich defender Breno
Breno played for Brazil in the 2008 Olympics

The defender was alone in the house when the fire broke out but managed to escape and was treated in hospital for smoke inhalation, police said.

He, his wife and their three children had been re-housed by the club.

A brief statement by Bayern Munich read: "We are surprised by the new situation that Breno will now be investigated. As we do not have any further information we cannot make any other comment."

Breno joined the club from Sao Paulo in 2008 and is currently out of action through injury. He spent time on loan at Nuremburg in early 2010.