Unai Emery is set to make Granit Xhaka his new captain, according to reports.
As most Arsenal fans will be aware by now, Emery plans to name five captains at some point this week, with one given seniority over the rest.
This was the same system the head coach used last year, when Laurent Koscielny was club captain, with Petr Cech, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil filling in when the Frenchman was absent.
Koscielny, Cech and Ramsey leaving meant Emery had to rethink his captaincy group, and his intent to name Nacho Monreal among the new five was also short-lived as Monreal left for Real Sociedad.
According to The S*n, this has led Emery to decide on Xhaka as his new first-choice captain. The Daily Mail also report that Emery is getting ready to name Xhaka as captain, though their claims seemed to be based mostly on the same piece in The S*n.
Presumably, Özil will remain as one of the five captains, though it seems unlikely he’ll be named the number one. The playmaker has hardly been a guaranteed starter under Emery, especially when compared to Xhaka.