Why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Replaced Granit Xhaka As Arsenal Captain


Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been confirmed as the new captain after Granit Xhaka was dropped from the position.

The confirmation of Aubameyang as the new Arsenal captain was revealed by manager Unai Emery.

Spanish tactician Unai Emery revealed that Granit Xhaka has been dropped as the Arsenal captain during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday evening ahead of the Europa League Matchday Four clash at the home of Vitoria Guimares FC of Portugal.

Unai Emery and his Arsenal players can book their place in the next stage of the competition with a win over their Portuguese opponents whom they beat 3-2 at home in their first meeting at the end of last month.

Record signing Nicholas Pepe came off the bench to score two freekicks as Arsenal came from a goal down, thus leading his team to a crucial victory.

Unai Emery dropped Granit Xhaka as the Arsenal captain after the Swiss international had an altercation with the fans during a recent league game, a 2-2 draw at home to London rivals Crystal Palace.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the vice-captain and the Gabonese international star has now been made the team captain, while Hector Bellerin was made the new vice-captain.

Hector Bellerin is one of the initially named five captains in the team alongside Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.


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