Arsenal FC news: Xhaka accused of racially abusing a British airways staff member

Arsenal’s and Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has been questioned by the metropolitan police after he allegedly abused an airline staff member at Heathrow on Monday night.

The 24-year-old midfielder was said to have gone to drop off his friend, who had come to visit him in London, back to the airport.

His friend, Leonard Lekaj, a German sixth division footballer, was refused entry after he failed to meet up with the check-in-deadline.

It is at this point that the incident was triggered.

Arsenal have refused to release a statement regarding the matter claiming it is both a private and police matter.

A metropolitan police statement read: “Police were called at 19:29 GMT 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.”

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