Xhaka’s move being investigated for possible match-fixing: £52,000 bets


Minute 85 and a scoreboard that reflected a Leeds 1-4 Arsenal. Thus began the controversial play by Granit Xhaka , which is being investigated by the National Crime Agency of England after making some suspicious bets with very high amounts.

The ‘Gunner’ midfielder carried out the typical trick of feinting several times before taking a free kick with the intention of exhausting the referee’s patience and thus earning a yellow card. Things that happen in this modern football and that have sometimes cost more than an upset (the well-known yellow to Sergio Ramos during a Champions League match against Ajax). Well, it seems that the Swiss footballer of Albanian origin Granit Xhaka has just joined that list .

As revealed by the Daily Mail , the action of the Arsenal midfielder “is being investigated for an alleged criminal conspiracy involving the Albanian mafia and a former professional footballer who has been convicted of match-fixing.” It turns out that bets worth 52,000 pounds (more than 60,000 euros) were placed that the Arsenal midfielder would be booked in the last ten minutes of the match . The hare would have jumped after investigating the former Swedish-Albanian soccer player Alban Jusufi , convicted in Sweden of trying to pay a goalkeeper 182,000 to let him win .