The Swiss international has been with the Gunners since the summer of 2016, but has failed to hit the heights expected of him since his £30 million move from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Several needless red cards have infuriated fans over the last three seasons, along with his indisciplined displays as the heart of midfield.
But with current captain Laurent Kosceilney seemingly on his way out of the Emirates this summer, the Telegraph are reporting that Xhaka could very well be the man to take his armband – much to the dismay of Gooners online:
Do you think Xhaka has what it takes to succeed as captain? And if not he, who else could be the new Arsenal skipper?
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