Forget Xhaka – These 3 Arsenal stars are capable of doing a much better job as the captain and here’s why

3 Arsenal players who would be a better captain than Granit Xhaka

According to Daily Mail, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is ready to take the players’ opinion as to whether under-fire captain Granit Xhaka should continue leading them, following his angry reaction towards the fans.

Xhaka shouted at the fans (h/t The Metro) while being booed at during the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with London rivals Crystal Palace. In such a scenario, it looks difficult for Xhaka to retain his captaincy armband. Now, let’s have a look at three possible players who can replace Xhaka as the leader.

Alexandre Lacazette

The Frenchman has been impressive since joining the Gunners from Ligue 1 club Lyon in 2017. Lacazette is a firm fan favourite and has been a regular starter while showcasing leadership qualities.

Alexandre Lacazette

Whenever the Gunners are trailing, they look towards Lacazette. His character can make things happen and he always fights until the end. From being a proper striker to a good person, he has built solid relationships which makes him the prime candidate to wear the armband.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The super striker is on the road to becoming one of the best the Gunners have ever had. Since coming to the Emirates Stadium from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, he has won the Premier League Golden Boot award.

He helped Arsenal reach the final of the Europa League, where they lost to London rivals Chelsea. He has been in impressive form this season, scoring seven goals in 10 games and just one behind the current joint-top scorers – Sergio Aguero and Tammy Abraham.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Thus, all these qualities of his make him ideal to wear the armband.

Matteo Guendouzi

Another Frenchman, who, just like Lacazette is into his second season, has impressed everyone with his performances in the midfield. He is just 20 but has the blood of a fighter.

He is quite vocal and usually expresses his anger if the Gunners make mistakes even in winning situations. If Unai Emery is looking to solve the captaincy issue for the long-term, Guendouzi is the best option available.

Written by Jatin Gulia

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