Granit Xhaka has been pictured with, quite literally, a massive weight on his shoulders.

The Switzerland international is due to face the Faroe Islands on Sunday and is training hard ahead of the World Cup Qualifier clash.

The midfielder shared a picture of himself on his Facebook page with a dumbbell across his back, with a caption comparing it to the responsibility of playing for Switzerland.

The 24-year-old has not only been capped 48 times at senior level, he was recently handed the captain’s armband, a huge deal for any international player.

Since signing for Arsenal in the summer, Xhaka has demonstrated how much passion he has and at an international level it’s no different.