Xhaka stripped of Arsenal captaincy

Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy, manager Unai Emery has announced.

Emery told Xhaka on Tuesday morning he was no longer part of the Gunners’ leadership group and said that Xhaka “accepted” the decision.

The Spaniard revealed the news at a press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Portuguese side Vitoria in Guimaraes on Wednesday.

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The 27-year-old Switzerland international has been left out of the squad for the match.

Xhaka has not played for the club since he told fans to “f*** off” when he was booed following his substitution against Crystal Palace on October 27th.

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