Arsenal star Granit Xhaka relaxes on yacht with wife and daughter as he relaxes in Dubai after World Cup exit

ARSENAL midfielder Granit Xhaka shared pictures relaxing with his family on a yacht in Dubai following Switzerland’s World Cup exit.

The Gunners man, 30, headed to Qatar in scintillating form for Mikel Arteta‘s men.

InstagramGranit Xhaka is relaxing in Dubai with his family[/caption]

InstagramHe will return to play for Arsenal later this month[/caption]

InstagramXhaka reached the last 16 of the World Cup with Switzerland[/caption]

InstagramThe Arsenal man has played a key part in his club’s Premier League title tilt[/caption]

And he impressed in the Middle East as the Swiss beat Cameroon and Serbia on their way to the last 16.

But they were then thoroughly outgunned by Portugal as they were thumped in a 6-1 hammering.

Their tournament departure on December 6 has left Xhaka with the best part of three weeks to recuperate before he resumes his campaign with Arsenal.

Arteta’s side’s first game back comes against West Ham on Boxing Day.

Before that they also have friendlies with Milan in the UAE and Juventus back at the Emirates.

But Xhaka is taking some much-needed time away from the pitch and has now posted images on social media showing him enjoying a holiday with his family.

He was joined on the yacht by his wife, Leonita Lekaj, who he married back in 2017.

And he was also accompanied on the getaway by daughters Ayana, 3, and Laneya, 1.


When Xhaka returns to action with Arsenal he will be hoping to ensure they maintain their five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

The Gunners have not won the league since 2004, but this could be their best opportunity since then.

After taking on West Ham on December 26, they face home games against Brighton and Newcastle before an FA Cup third round tie with Oxford United on January 9.

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