As we’ve told you previously, Swiss international Xhaka has been the focus of Gooners’ ire in the past, with the 27-year-old regularly making high-profile mistakes since joining the North London club in the summer of 2016.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been experimenting with a bold ‘five captains’ system but, according to the Sun, the Gunners’ squad has held a vote to establish who their new permanent on-field leader should be and Xhaka has come out on top.
Needless to say, plenty of Arsenal fans have had a pretty strong reaction to the news on social media:
What do you think of Xhaka’s leadership qualities, and the reaction to his appointment from the Arsenal support?
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