Arsenal Star Granit Xhaka Denies Wrongdoing Amongst Airport Racism Row
Posted by Kieran Cross | Published on January 26, 2017
Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka has denied all wrongdoing amidst an alleged racist row involving a member of British Airways staff.
The midfielder allegedly called the member of staff a “f*cking white b*tch”, after she denied Xhaka’s fiancée’s brother access to a flight he had arrived late for at London Heathrow airport.
This led to the £34 million man being “interviewed under caution” by police, although Xhaka left voluntarily and was not arrested. According to goal.com, Xhaka has denied all wrongdoing and has claimed he was provoked. He also insists that the reports of racist language are untrue.
Reports indicate that Xhaka’s family are flying into London to support the under-fire player.
A Daily Mail report suggests that Arsene Wenger is “livid” with his player, who was sent off against Burnley the day prior to the incident. Xhaka is expecting to be called into the manager’s office for serious talks about his future with the Gunners.
Following his second sending-off of the season, Xhaka has been hit with a 4 game suspension, which includes a crunch game against runaway leaders Chelsea. This will be a big blow for the North Londoners as they aim to close the gap on their London rivals in the Barclay’s Premier League.