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Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by ogbiwa: 6:09am On Nov 06, 2019
Midfielder Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking over, Gunners' boss Unai Emery has confirmed.

Xhaka, 27, was involved in an angry confrontation with home fans during the Gunners' 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on 27 October.

"I had a meeting with him and told him he is no longer in the captain's group," said Emery on Tuesday.

"He accepted my decision. I needed to take a decision and now it's closed."

Last month, the Switzerland international was booed as he walked off the pitch at Emirates Stadium, prompting him to cup his ear, take his shirt off and head straight down the tunnel to the dressing room.

Emery later said Xhaka should apologise to the club's supporters, saying the Swiss midfielder "knows he was wrong".

However, Xhaka refused to go that far, although he did say he got "carried away" and reacted "disrespectfully" to fans.

"The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply," Xhaka said in statement on Instagram last month. "I love this club and always give 100% on and off the pitch.

"My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months, have hurt me deeply.

"People have said things like, 'We will break your legs', 'Kill your wife' and 'Wish that your daughter gets cancer'. That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday."

Xhaka, who has not played since, has been left out of Arsenal's squad for their Europa League game in Portugal against Vitoria Guimaraes on Wednesday.

He joined the club in a £35m move from German side Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and played in the 2017 FA Cup final as Arsenal beat Chelsea.

Xhaka, who is the captain of the Swiss national side, also helped the Gunners reach the League Cup final in 2018 and the final of the Europa League earlier this year.

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League and play away at third-placed Leicester on Saturday.

'This leaves a huge question mark over Xhaka's future'

Emery's decision to strip Xhaka of the Arsenal captaincy was the inevitable consequence of his angry exchange with supporters during the draw with Crystal Palace.

The whole affair has been a mess of Emery's making, starting with letting a blind vote among Arsenal's players elect a captain rather than being strong enough to make the decision himself, ending with a figure who has never been a fans' favourite and has had a chequered career at the club with the armband.

And while there is understandable sympathy for Xhaka because of abuse he has suffered on social media, it was impossible for him to continue as captain once he gestured and mouthed towards fans when he was substituted during the 2-2 draw.

Xhaka had not actually been subjected to any undue criticism from supporters during the game itself, a fact many have missed, with the frustrations inside the stadium only bubbling to the surface when he decided to make his slow-motion exit, almost goading and provoking fans before taking off his shirt and walking down the tunnel.

No matter what the human emotions are, it was an action that made this latest development predictable but also highlights Emery's own uneasy handling of the captaincy succession after Laurent Koscielny's departure.

It has turned up the spotlight on Emery and leaves a huge question mark over whether Xhaka has any sort of future at Arsenal.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50309446

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by amazinglanre: 6:42am On Nov 06, 2019
Ok
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by olaolulazio(m): 6:42am On Nov 06, 2019
Will that make em win?
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by anibi9674: 6:42am On Nov 06, 2019
Bad news for aubd
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Temptee101(m): 6:43am On Nov 06, 2019
shocked

Confused and clueless fool

I wonder what language he spoke when handing over the captaincy to aubameyang

Or did he use his usual sign language

Deaf, dumb and swallow thinking foool

Spits

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Jestin: 6:43am On Nov 06, 2019
Emery should be thinking of how Arsenal can improve on their games and not captaincy wahala
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by bro4u: 6:43am On Nov 06, 2019
Emery should also strip himself of the coaching title too

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by LOGOBELT: 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by bush112(m): 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
Up Chelsea
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Nobody: 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
hmmmmmmmm,,,,,, nonsense and deadmeatgrillasgrin
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by 9jayes: 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
All we're saying is Emery Out.


Arsenal should sign Jurgen Klopp
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Dobson43: 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
smiley
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Valwezzy(f): 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
grin grin grin
Not a gunners, but I just love Aubameyang...Auba to the world grin

Meanwhile, brace up yourself Emery, Sack letter is coming after Leicester city's game. cheesy

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:44am On Nov 06, 2019
This was the first day this guy joined Arsenal......

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by KingLennon(m): 6:46am On Nov 06, 2019
Emery has lost his dressinq room

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:46am On Nov 06, 2019
Gunners fans dey try sha.wink cheesy grin

Thursday, Thursday people..... wink

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Monogamy: 6:46am On Nov 06, 2019
Emery is clueless as a coach..

Xaka is a rugged central midfielder.. Why moving him to the position of a defensive midfielder?

Xaka and Shaqri combo for Switzerland have been always bringing results cos xhaka play even ahead of central midfield

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by EmptyCoconutHead(m): 6:47am On Nov 06, 2019
bro4u:
Emery should also strip himself of the coaching title too
lol I can imagine what it feels like to be a Nigerian and also an arsenal fan.
double tragedy cheesy

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by majamajic(m): 6:50am On Nov 06, 2019
but the said Wegner was their problem
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by saheedbadmus(m): 6:50am On Nov 06, 2019
Hmm
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Lugianostar(m): 6:52am On Nov 06, 2019
Hmmmmm!!!

Does these headline make naija a better country strieving bouyantly
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Kpilo101: 6:52am On Nov 06, 2019
Long overdue. Ozil suppose to be the captain bit watin local man know
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by smithe113(m): 6:53am On Nov 06, 2019
bush112:
Up Chelsea
keep quiet!!!
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by lexyman(m): 6:55am On Nov 06, 2019
He knows so much theory and he can identify problems ....it’s a difference thing to be able to identify problem and it’s a difffrent thing to profer solution ... Low budget Arsen Wenger has failed the fans


My prayers goes to all broken hearted Arsenal fan ... be strong cos nothing for you this season , even in the Europa
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Awol1(m): 7:01am On Nov 06, 2019
If you wanna go far in life, "Never loose your Temper".
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by Nobody: 7:06am On Nov 06, 2019
Emery grin




I don’t watch football. I don’t know who emery is, but grin is he Igbo? EMERY
Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by ABCHDE: 7:06am On Nov 06, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Gunners fans dey try sha.wink cheesy grin

Thursday, Thursday people..... wink

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Re: Emery Strips Xhaka Of Arsenal Captaincy And Gives It To Aubameyang by ABCHDE: 7:07am On Nov 06, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:


This was the first day this guy joined Arsenal......

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