The Telegraph claim the incident occurred last night when the 24-year-old was seeing off a friend at Heathrow Terminal 5.
Xhaka's friend was refused entry on to a flight to Germany after arriving late for boarding, and a witness claims the Switzerland international then racially abused a member of staff in German.
Airport security and police were called before the midfielder was taken to a west London police station for questioning.
Arsenal star Granit Xhaka has been accused of racial abuse after an incident at Heathrow Airport
A Metropolitan Police statement read: “Police were called at 19:29hrs on Monday, 23 January following an allegation that a member of staff had been racially abused at Heathrow Airport, Terminal Five.
“The allegation was made by a third party. Officers attended and spoke with a man in his 20s. He was not arrested. He voluntarily attended a west London police station where he was interviewed under caution.
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Arsenal have refused to comment on the issue, stressing it was both a private and police matter.
Xhaka, who joined Arsenal for £34million from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer, is already in hot water after receiving his second red card of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over Burnley.
The midfielder is facing a four game ban and is set for showdown talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this week.