Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s recent time on the sideline, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has finally opened up on who he thinks his the right person to wear the club’s captain armband.
At the moment, Mikel Arteta has assigned the role of club captain to Frenchman, Alexandre Lacazette and Xhaka feels the manager’s decision is worthwhile.
However, the Gunners probably won’t select Lacazette as their new skipper for the long term given that he’s out of contract at the end of this season, with younger players like Kieran Tierney, Ben White or Martin Odegaard surely more realistic candidates to eventually take over from Aubameyang.
Still, for the time being it looks like Lacazette is having a positive influence on the Arsenal squad, with Arteta’s side improving a great deal since he took over the role.
Speaking on Lacazette’s impact, it seems Xhaka is a big fan of the Frenchman’s style of leadership.
In an interview with media outlet, The Athletic Granit Xhaka stated that he is happy with Lacazette’s role as team captain.
“At the moment Laca is our captain and I am more than happy for him.
He is a very important person for us on and off the pitch. He is a lovely boy. He has a lot of respect from other players and a lot of experience over the years.
I believe you need a player like this: He is always here. He is never too late. A lot of discipline. He is a funny guy.
He is very open and you can speak with him whenever you want.
I believe at the moment he is the right person to be our captain.” Xhaka said.