The controversy regarding Grant Xhaka’s response to being substituted against Crystal Palace has reached some semblance of a conclusion, with Unai Emery opting to remove the Switzerland international and appoint Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the club’s new skipper.
Unai Emery has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is our new club captain.
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 5, 2019
Xhaka’s profanities after being taken off by Emery had led to considerable criticism of his viability to captain the north London side, and a number of the club’s fanbase have expressed their delight at the Spaniard’s decision to appoint the club’s leading goalscorer in the 2019/20 campaign.
With reports surfacing regarding a one-month deadline for the Arsenal boss to turnaround his side’s season, the move to remove Xhaka of the captaincy has the potential to make or break the Gunners’ season, and these fans were quick to back the Gabonese forward as their new leader on the pitch.
Aubameyang has been superb for the Gunners and it’s hard to knock his influence since joining – scoring 50 goals.
Here are some of the best reactions to Aubameyang’s appointment as the new Arsenal captain.
— Royston Sanders (@Royston007) November 6, 2019
Good decision. Well done lads
— evan 》 (@afcevan) November 5, 2019
Woooooo, well deserved
— Miles Coughlan (@CoughlanMiles) November 5, 2019
— ً (@afccentro) November 5, 2019
— Indomptable (@LeCatalan237) November 5, 2019
My Captain 🔥 pic.twitter.com/SU1vW2Brsu
— K. (@TheOzilVision) November 5, 2019