/Premier League: Granit Xhaka exposed of Arsenal captaincy as Unai Emery appoints Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Granit Xhaka exposed of Arsenal captaincy as Unai Emery appoints Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Premier League: Granit Xhaka exposed of Arsenal captaincy as Unai Emery appoints Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Unai Emery has stripped Granit Xhaka of the Arsenal captaincy following his recent upsurge against fans. Football fans can book Premier League Tickets on our website on exclusively discounted prices.

Granit Xhaka told fans to abuse off as he was booed following his swap in a recent 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace also removing his shirt and cupping his ears.

The 27-year-old has since delivered an apology of sorts, explaining that continuing social media abuse intended at his family played a large part in his energetic reaction. In the instant result of the event, Arsenal said they would offer therapy and other support mechanisms as Emery said Xhaka was distressed blue and very down.


The Switzerland international has since be seated out the following two draws against Liverpool and Wolves and has not traveled for the Europa League clash against Vitoria on Wednesday afternoon. And it was in Guimaraes, talking at his pre-match press conference, where Emery exposed, he had taken the decision to release Xhaka of the captain’s armband.

He is not today here, but also, I think we need time with him and first defend him also to be quiet and training with us every day, he replied when asked about Granit Xhaka continued presence from the team. But I was talking with Granit Xhaka this morning and also, I obvious he is not one of the captains in our group. He accepted my decision.

In response, Emery held a survey amongst his players which saw Xhaka top the poll, and in a five-man leadership group. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, and Mesut Ozil were also selected.

The Spaniard established another poll that will not take place and Aubameyang will lead the team moving forward, adding We have now Aubameyang, Lacazette, Hector, and Ozil. They are the four captains and the first one is Emerick Aubameyang.


Despite revealing his decision over the captaincy, Emery cut questions as to Xhaka’s long-term future at the club. The decision I took I told him and I told the other captains and now it’s ongoing, he replied having been asked three times about if Xhaka had played his last match for Arsenal. That was the condition with me and, as you can see, it was clearly really hard for me to back then

But I said to Granit this is like in every single other walk of life there are ups and downs. One day you are at the top, the other day you are low. These are things we need to learn to pact with. Football fans can book Arsenal Tickets through our trusted online ticketing marketplace. Ticket4football.com is the most reliable source for booking of Arsenal Football Tickets.