Xhaka stripped of Arsenal captaincy

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2019

This is certainly an intriguing storyline to follow, as we look to see how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fares as Arsenal captain, less than 2 years after joining the club.

The Arsenal captain has been training all week and was expected to return to the side following a much-publicised dispute with fans.

Xhaka has also been omitted from Arsenal's squad travelling to Portugal for their Europa League tie at Vitoria Guimaraes, and there's plenty to suggest that he's already played his last minutes for the Gunners.

The boss of Arsenal, Unai Emery said while appointing Aubameyang as the captain, "I was speaking with him (Granit Xhaka) this morning and also I decided he's not one of the captains in our group and I decided that and I told him this morning".

Xhaka held the reigns of Arsenal earlier in this September after Emery took a vote of all the Arsenal footballers in the dressing room and majority came in Xhaka's favour. Last weekend, Jose Mourinho allegedly met and dined with the head of football of Arsenal to talk about his future at the Emirates.

"This competition for us is very important and if we win tomorrow we are going to be the first in the table".

And now Xhaka may not have a future at the club after Emery failed to confirm if the midfielder would stay, according to The Mirror. In fact, Unai Emery even extended his punishment for Xhaka to not including him in the matchday squad for this afternoon's match against Vitoria SC, which the Gunners ended up drawing.

"These things happen and that's it".

"But l think coming back without being the captain might help him and help his game".

However, Unai Emery seems to have made a definitive decision and has stripped him from the captaincy role from the club.

"Folks contain said issues love "We can break your legs", "Homicide your accomplice" and "Need that your daughter will get cancer". It's clear. There's no more words about that.

"This is not just from the Crystal Palace match".

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