FA investigating Premier League player for fraudulent betting case

The incident in question took place in a match against Leeds United in December 2021.

Arsenal player is in question by the Football Association.
Arsenal player is in question by the Football Association.

Granit Xhaka, Arsenal midfielder, is being investigated by the FA for an alleged fraudulent betting caused during a match of The Gunners in December 2021. The incident occurred in the match against Leeds United where Xhaka received a yellow card in the final minutes of the game for taking 20 seconds to take a free kick.

Referee Andre Marriner was forced to caution him and that action secured a £250,000 betting payout. The FA's investigation was met with another led by the UK's National Crime Agency.

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According to the British newspaper 'Daily Mail' there is evidence of money bet on cryptocurrencies in markets that have no regulation in England and would be based in the country of Albania.

Former Swedish-Albanian footballer Alban Jasufi is one of the main suspects, as he was the one who bet the largest amount on Xhaka's yellow card. So far, Granit Xhaka's responsibility for such bets has not been confirmed.

Fraudulent past

Jasufi already has a fraudulent history, in 2017 the player was suspended for four years after being accused of bribing Sweden's AIK goalkeeper to play badly in a match against IFK Gothenburg. On that occasion Jasufi reportedly shelled out £150,000 to buy the goalkeeper.

Wilian Estrella

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