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Granit Xhaka on taking Arsenal captaincy: I’d have to think twice | Football News

Xhaka was replaced as captain by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after clashing with fans back in October

Last Updated: 24/02/20 11:35am

Granit Xhaka was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy in November

Granit Xhaka admits he would have to “think twice” if he was given the opportunity to become Arsenal captain once again.

Xhaka says he feared his time was up at Arsenal when he was stripped of the armband by former head coach Unai Emery in November after swearing at an Emirates crowd that booed him off against Crystal Palace.

His agent suggested in December he was close to leaving for German side Hertha Berlin, but new head coach Mikel Arteta has brought the midfielder back into the side and Xhaka is once again “very happy” in north London.