Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in clear over Heathrow row
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 13/02/17 4:35pm
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka will face no further action after Metropolitan Police officers concluded their inquiries into allegations he racially abused staff at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.
Met police officers have told Sky Sports News HQ the 24-year old was interviewed under caution following the incident on January 23, after Xhaka's friend was stopped from boarding a flight home to Germany, as his gate had already closed.
The statement read: "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. He was released with no further action."
Xhaka has scored three goal in 27 matches since joining the Gunners from Borussia Monchengladbach for £34m in May 2016.
The Switzerland international is available for Arsenal's Champions League game with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, having served a four-match suspension after he was sent off in the 2-1 win over Burnley on January 22.