Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino has refused to correlate Theo Hernandez’s omission for the trip to Sporting Gijon with the arrest of his brother Lucas.
Theo has been a virtual ever-present for Alaves this season, but the left-back is not in the squad to face Sporting on Sunday, despite not carrying an injury or suspension.
However, his brother – Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez – was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of domestic violence.
“Theo is very focused on his work,” Pellegrino said at a Press conference.
“I’ve seen Theo in a very good way, although I can’t comment on much of the situation, other than it’s solved in the best way possible and that Theo remains focused on his work.
“Sporting? They now have a positive dynamic and are a close-knit group with great strength, who will go for everything, but we want to show that we need the three points.”