Emery reveals when he will decide Arsenal captaincy issue

Date published: Friday 1st November 2019 2:29

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Unai Emery says they are waiting until early next week to sort out Arsenal‘s captaincy issue after Granit Xhaka’s outburst at supporters.

The Switzerland midfielder appeared to tell supporters to “f**k off” as he was jeered while being substituted during Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace.

Xhaka said in a statement that death threats against his wife and messages wishing his daughter got cancer pushed him to “boiling point” and that is why he lashed out at fans.

He didn’t play in Arsenal’s Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool on penalties in midweek and Emery has confirmed that he will be left out against Wolves.

When asked if Xhaka is still captain Emery told a press conference on Friday: “I said we were waiting on Monday, on the last press conference here on Tuesday.

“The next step is tomorrow the match. The focus is the match. It’s not in my mind he will play tomorrow.

“It’s not in my mind he’s going to play tomorrow. I am thinking tomorrow he’s not going to play.

“Now we need to be focused only, only 100% on the match. I think now we are going to do today the training. At the moment he’s not in my mind.”

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