Photo: New Arsenal signing’s girlfriend watches from Emirates stands

Granit Xhaka's girlfriend Leonita Lekaj kept herself in good spirits in the Emirates Stadium stands on Sunday

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Granit Xhaka may have made his Arsenal debut on Sunday but it ended up being an afternoon to forget for the north London club.

The Switzerland midfielder came off the bench in the second half to make his first competitive appearance for the Gunners but was powerless to prevent Arsene Wenger’s men from slipping to a 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at The Emirates.

Xhaka’s girlfriend Leonita Lekaj was joined in the Emirates Stadium stands by the midfielder’s father but it ended up being a disappointing afternoon for the 23-year-old midfielder, who signed for the Gunners earlier in the summer transfer window.

However, Lekaj seemed to be keeping herself in good spirits as she snapped the picture above and posted it on her personal Instagram account without a caption.

Xhaka will be hoping to feature from the start when Arsenal return to Premier League action with a tricky trip to defending champions Leicester City this weekend.

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The Gunners beat the Foxes home and away last season.

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