Picture: Granit Xhaka trains with European minnow before heading to London

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka and head coach Vladimir Petkovic at the end of the game

The Arsenal new boy was keeping in shape with Kosovo side FC Prishtina.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka after the matchSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka after the match

New Arsenal signing Granit Xhaka has been pictured training with a club this week, though it may not be the club Gunners supporters expected.

One may have expected him to have joined up with his new team mates in London if he was to be training, or even be picking up his things from his old club in Wolfsburg.

But he was actually turning out in the kit of FC Prishtina, a club from Kosovo, where Xhaka has close family relations.

The club posted a picture of him winding up a shot in the club's colours on their Twitter account.

The Arsenal new boy and his brother Taulant could both switch their international allegiance to Kosovo if they wished, now that the region is recognised by Uefa and Fifa. The Xhaka brothers and their parents moved to Switzerland in the 1990s, with Granit going on to represent the Swiss while his older brother plays for Albania.

FC Prishtina are the most successful side in the Football Superleague of Kosovo, last winning the title in 2013.

Xhaka is clearly eager to make a good impression when he heads to Arsenal, and well he might do, after suffering a disappointing end to his European Championships, as he missed a penalty in his country's penalty shootout defeat to Poland.

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka and head coach Vladimir Petkovic at the end of the gameSwitzerland's Granit Xhaka and head coach Vladimir Petkovic

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