Holding reveals how Emery is involving the squad in choosing the captain

Holding reveals how Emery is involving the squad in choosing the captain

Holding reveals how Emery is involving the squad in choosing the captain

Seconds before his towering 71st-minute header, the 24-year had taken the captain's armband from the substituted Mesut Ozil. He needed to take minutes, take confidence. I think it will be in the next couple of days or weeks.

While he was unwilling to reveal his choice of skipper, Holding described Xhaka as "a great leader" and also praised the influence of experienced summer signing David Luiz.

While he's hardly going to speak out against his boss, especially as he looks to return to the side after a lengthy lay-off, Holding insisted it is a method that he favours, with shared responsibility across a number of players.

Speaking about Smith Rowe, he added: "It was for a precaution we changed him". He wanted to play 90 and yesterday he told me he's ready and wanted to play, but we chose to give him less minutes than 90.

"The idea is to give them minutes if we can", mentioned Emery. "He played very well in pre-season, he was working each training with a big spirit and performance".

With nearly the last kick of the ball, Martinelli then got his second after scoring a beauty in the top corner from the edge of the box.

"He deserved it because he is very humble, he fights, he's hungry to have that opportunity to help us". Arsenal cruised past a barely-present Nottingham Forest and the positives arrived steadily all night.

With 20 minutes left, Nottingham Forest were by no means out of the game.

Fans of the club have had their say on who should be in charge on the pitch, however, the one person whose job is it to determine that role can't even choose that himself, instead picking a pool of five players instead.

Maitland-Niles picked up a red card during Arsenal's last Premier League clash vs Villa and now that Hector Bellerin too has been ruled out then we believe it would be Callum Chambers who would start at right-back in the Man United vs Arsenal game.

Despite winning their last three games in all competitions, there is apparently an air of uncertainty at Arsenal behind the scenes.

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