Arsenal star Granit Xhaka has taken to social media to announce that he and his wife Leonita Lekaj are expecting a baby.
Swiss midfielder Xhaka, 26, posted on Instagram a picture of himself standing behind Leonita with the couple's hands on the bump.
Xhaka posted it with the message: "Mommy & Daddy waiting for you."
The post got a lot of love from fans and well wishers, with more than 146,000 liking the news and 2,250 posting their congratulations. The Arsenal star has 1.9million followers on Instagram.
Xhaka met Leonita when he was playing for Borussia Monchengladbach. Both come from a Kosovo Albanian family.
Leonita stole the limelight at Euro 2016 when she was pictured in the crowd supporting Xhaka during Switzerland's campaign. The couple married in 2017.
Their baby news is a boost for Xhaka ahead of Arsenal's Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 29.
Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League this season and so missed out on automatic Champions League qualification, but can earn entry to Europe's top-tier competition by winning the Europa League.
Xhaka said earlier this month he reckons the Premier League is so strong it should have six automatic qualifiers for the Champions League every season.
He made the comments after Arsenal and rivals Chelsea secured an all-English clean sweep in the finals of European competition, with Champions League also being contested by two Premier League sides as Liverpool take on Tottenham in Madrid on June 1.
Xhaka said: “Four teams in the finals shows everyone what a league the Premier League is. You should have the first six from the Premier League into the Champions League, so strong is the league.
“Of course we want to be in the Champions League through the Premier League, but that is the past and we have to look forward now and we will see in three weeks.”
Arsenal have reached their first European final since 2006 and last won a Euro trophy in 1994.
“It is a long time and now we are in the final we want the trophy for the club, for the fans and for us players,” said £30million Xhaka.
“History is nice – if you can be in the history of this amazing club it is something to make you proud, but first we have to win.”