Decision on Xhaka announced by coach Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has announced that Granit Xhaka will no longer be the club’s captain after fallout with fans and he has been replaced with Pierre Aubameyang. On October 27, Granit Xhaka was involved in angry confrontation with Arsenal fans who booed him when he was substituted against Crystal Palace in 2-2 draw.
The Swiss footballer was however told to apologize afterwards which he refused due to how angry he was to what the fans did to him at the Emirates stadium.
“I had a meeting with him and told him he is no longer in the captain’s group.
“He accepted my decision. I needed to take a decision and now it’s closed,” Unai Emery explained according to the report on BBC. Xhaka joined Arsenal in a £35m move from German side Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and played in the 2017 FA Cup final as Arsenal beat Chelsea. He was also in the squad that faced Chelsea in the final of the 2018/19 Europa League in which the Gunners were beaten.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are currently occupying fifth position on the Premier League standings, and they will face Leicester City in their next match.