Mixed Reactions As Granit Xhaka Is stripped Off Arsenal Captaincy

Arsenal manager Unai Emery on Tuesday confirmed that he has stripped Granit Xhaka off the Arsenal captaincy and awarded the armband to Gabonese striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

The Switzerland midfielder has been under criticism for his actions during Arsenals home match against Crystal Place two weeks ago. Xhaka hurled abusive words at the Emirates Stadium crowd after he was substituted in the second half as Arsenal blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with their London rivals.


As a result, Xhaka has been completely missing form the last two matchday squads for the Gunners and will miss Wednesdays Europa League clash against Vitoria Guimaraes. Prior to the match, Unai Emery explained his decision to appoint Aubameyang as the new captain.

“We have now Aubameyang, Hector, Lacazette and Ozil – they are the four captains, and first is now Aubameyang,” he explained.

Xhaka has since issued an apology since his ill-advised actions but the damage has already been done. He has been Arsenal captain for barely two months as he was only officially confirmed as the Club skipper in October.

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The decision prompted lots of reactions from Arsenal fans on Twitter…




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