Arsenal new boy Granit Xhaka found himself at the wrong end of a prank on the team bus.
Fun-loving Gunners’ teammates moved in while the former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder was enjoying a nap.
The Swiss international, who cost joined Arsenal £30million in May, was fast asleep when one unidentifiable player held an object in front of the 23-year-old’s nose.
Xhaka pranked by Arsenal team-mates on the bus #afc
— Arsenal Latest (@ArsenalsNews) August 8, 2016
It failed to wake him up and Xhaka remained granite-faced as fellow midfielder Francis Coquelin captured the whole scene on his phone.
He may have been targeted by his teammates, but Xhaka has a lot to smile about himself after a successfull pre-season with the north London club.
Arsenal have a tricky home Premier League start against Liverpool on Sunday.
They will be without recognised centre backs Gabriel (ankle), Per Mertesacker (knee) and Laurent Koscielny (not fully fit).