Amid reports linking him an exit, Granit Xhaka could be handed the Arsenal captaincy. According to The Daily Star, not only does Unai Emery want to keep Xhaka at Arsenal, he also wants to make him the skipper.
Xhaka had been linked with Atletico Madrid. According to The Mirror, Atletico Madrid want Xhaka to replace Rodri if he joins Manchester City.
But Arsenal want to keep the tough-tackling midfielder. And Emery is prepared to give him the captain’s armband in an attempt to keep him in North London.
The Switzerland international has now been with Arsenal for three years after Arsene Wenger signed him from Borussia Monchengladbach.
In that time, he has played nearly 150 games and scored 11 goals. But fans have been critical of his mixed performances for the Gunners. They feel Xhaka can be inconsistent.
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to share their views on Xhaka potentially being named captain. Petr Cech retired and Laurent Koscielny could leave this summer so Xhaka is seen as the natural successor to take the captaincy. Here are some tweets showing how Arsenal fans feel about this.
— #TouchlineFracas (@touchlinefracas) June 21, 2019
I feel sick
— Frosty (@AFCFrost) June 20, 2019
I will not watch a single game that he or mustafi play.
— 🄱🄾🄱🄱🅈 🄴🄶🄶🅂 (@BobbyCoppin) June 21, 2019
— ‘Bold and Brave’ (@patrick42uk) June 20, 2019
Please… i hope they dont give it to him
— ASB (@ASB_195) June 20, 2019
🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 Mid table player
— ThatGuyDaryl (@ThatGuyDaryl) June 21, 2019