Granit Xhaka has reportedly been accused of racial abuse after an incident at Heathrow Airport.
The Telegraph alleges that the Swiss midfielder – who was sent off for Arsenal on Sunday after the latest of several moments of ill-discipline – ‘racially abused a member of staff in German’ after his friend was refused entry onto a flight to Germany because he was late for boarding.
The Independent have added more details, claiming that Xhaka was seeing off Leonard Lekaj,who plays for German sixth division team FC Mönchengladbach. They claim that he called a member of staff a “f***ing white bitch”.
A Met spokesperson said: “Police were called at 19:29hrs on Monday, 23 January following an allegation that a member of staff had been racially abused at Heathrow Airport, Terminal Five.
“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.”