Report: Xhaka to face no charges for Heathrow incident

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Wenger praise for Xhaka and his distribution

According to Gary Jacob of The Times, Granit Xhaka will face no further action over an alleged incident of racist abuse at Heathrow airport. 

The Arsenal midfielder was questioned by the Met Police in January following an exchange of words with British Airways staff. It was reported that he called one staff member a “f***ing white bitch.”

A statement from the police at the time 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. Enquiries continue.”

Arsenal declined to comment although Arsene Wenger later disclosed that the Switzerland international completely denied the allegations. 

Obviously, it’s good news for Xhaka who has had the allegations hanging over him at the same time as a four-game Premier League ban.

It’s just as well he’s been cleared, he’s got to get on a plane tomorrow when Arsenal travel to Munich. Keep your head down Granit. And stay on your feet.

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  1. If people just minded their own business, the world would be a much better place.
    P.s: Let’s knock Bayern out please. For the fans and for the boss.
    He deserves to go out with his head held high.

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    • Keep your head down Granit. And stay on your feet. Blog, are you telling him how to tackle without getting a red card ?

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    • Who is ‘we’? Arsenal fans love xhaka. Arsenal fans respect the Bundesliga and Borrusia Monchengladbach, a club and league always producing young gems. Marco Reus, Mohammoud dahoud, Hazard, Rafael…. All thanks to Gladbach

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      • I hope xhaka starts against Bayern. He had some wonderful matches against the German giants while playing for gladbach. On a different note that is sure to get voted down, I think it was bad business to take a punt on konte who was a proven player at the EPL level. I think he should be a nominee for player of the year. It stings even more when you look at the cost difference. Even by arsenals standards that’s poor business.

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    • No. is he literally Hitler too? Everything is racist and sexist with you people. Or is this some kind of conspiracy cover up to let Xhaka off the hook?

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    • Clearly you seem to be taking offense on behalf of White Bitches which is entirely admirable. I am not too clear myself, but can you please explain why calling someone white is offensive?

      I’ll give you this – calling someone a bitch is offensive. He has however denied this and we do not have any evidence so..

      On the last one, I think we all agree the first red was unreasonable. He has made some bad tackles (ie. it cost the team) though none of them have been similar to the sort of tackles that have seen our players out injured for ages.

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    • Why are you assuming that he must have said those words? Xhaka denied it and he has not been charged with anything.

      And as for calling Xhaka a cunt, you really are a classless bastard.

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  3. You know what grinds my gears? He’s not racist but gets banned the same number of games as John Terry was for being actually racist.

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      • And you forgot that xhaka is an idiot for having elbows.

        The amount of shit he got from the same pundits that blamed bellerin for being weak.

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  4. Hopefully we can all move on. With his ban over and a clean slate Granit can now get back to what he does best.
    Another option in midfield at this time is good news.

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  5. This is good news for two reasons. First, obviously, this means Xhaka will be available, and without something like this weighing on his mind. More important, to me, it indicates that there probably was no racist abuse. I don’t want John Terry on my team, no matter how well he plays.

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  6. Good he got off the hook, But it would be even better if he actually was a Premier league top club quality player which he obviously is not. The other clubs interested in him in the past we’re typical mid table – upper mid table clubs and not any of Europe’s other top clubs.

    Sure he could still develop into a great player with time, But so could Theo. 11 years and Still waiting to see that happen though 😛 Not saying Theo is bad, just not Great.

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    • Bayern Munich and Barcelona were ‘reportedly’ interested in Xhaka. I don’t particularly like either club because of their history of somewhat hurting me personally due to my love of Arsenal but it’s fairer to say that they are little better than mid to upper table sides and would certainly be considered Europes elite by anyone with a modicum of factual interpretive processing skill. The unknown and obvious fiction of such ‘reported’ interest aside.

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