Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Potential XI with six key players injured

Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Potential XI with six key players injured

Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Potential XI with six key players injured

But Emery has consulted the senior players in the Arsenal squad before relaying the decision to the rest of the team.

Unai Emery has revealed his full list of captains for the season at Arsenal.

Xhaka has captained Arsenal under Emery since last season and has taken the armband this term whenever he has played.

Granit Xhaka has worn the armband in the early weeks of the 2019-20 season with head coach Unai Emery yet to confirm a permanent skipper.

Emery had a leadership group of five players previous year but three of those - Laurent Koscielny, Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey - departed over the course of the summer. Swiss global Granit Xhaka will take the armband as captain, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, and Mesut Ozil acting as the assistants - in that order.

Xhaka was booed by the home fans when he was substituted during Arsenal's dramatic win over Aston Villa on Sunday and a number of the club's supporters were clearly unimpressed with Firday's news.

"We spoke about that last week".

"The most important thing is to stand up in each moment, go ahead and show his quality, with his behaviour, with his commitment and in the dressing room the players voted for him as the first". "He wants to help us." .

The Gunners face Manchester United on Monday night in a crunch game at Old Trafford.

'Now that we've got these five captains that the manager has brought in it's spreading the leadership group rather than having one person to dictate it.

A second-string Gunners side hammered Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the League Cup yesterday morning with defenders Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin all making their comebacks from injury. We will see what happens in the next couple of weeks.

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