Arsenal star Xhaka questioned following airport racism allegations

first_img Swiss international Granit Xhaka joined Arsenal in the summer. Ireland U21 international Keown switches Reading for Partick Thistle on loan>Sligo Rovers snap up teenage Kenyan striker on loan from Brighton> Follow us: the42.ie By AFP Jan 24th 2017, 6:43 PM Swiss international Granit Xhaka joined Arsenal in the summer. Image: EMPICS Sport 17,643 Views Short URL Share1 Tweet Email center_img Arsenal star Xhaka questioned following airport racism allegations The 24-year-old Switzerland international was not arrested but voluntarily attended a nearby police station. Image: EMPICS Sport Updated at 19.03ARSENAL MIDFIELDER GRANIT Xhaka has been interviewed by police over an allegation he racially abused a staff member at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday.The 24-year-old Switzerland international was not arrested but voluntarily attended a nearby police station after the incident was reported by a third party.According to British media reports Xhaka, shown a red card in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, was seeing off a friend when the alleged incident took place.“Police were called at 19:29 on Monday, 23 January following an allegation that a member of staff had been racially abused at Heathrow Airport, Terminal Five,” said a statement issued by London’s Metropolitan force on Tuesday.“The allegation was made by a third party.Officers attended and spoke with a man in his 20s. He was not arrested. He voluntarily attended a west London police station where he was interviewed under caution. Enquires continue.”Arsenal responded to the incident by saying: “This is a private matter which is in the hands of the police.”Xhaka joined Arsenal from German Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee in excess of £30 million (35 million euros) in pre-season.Sunday’s dismissal came just when Xhaka was starting to put a run of games together in the Gunners’ first team, but he is now set to serve a four-match ban following his second red card this season.- © AFP, 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://the42.ie/3203399 28 Comments Tuesday 24 Jan 2017, 6:43 PMlast_img read more