After Unai Emery stripped off Arsenal’s captaincy from Granit Xhaka, he looks set to leave the club in the January transfer window.
The Switzerland international was cheered off when he was substituted in the Gunners’ 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October, and further goaded fans into a reaction as he left the pitch, throwing the captain’s armband on the floor, swearing at the home support, taking his shirt off and walking straight down the tunnel.
Even though it looks like his Arsenal career is over Emery informed Xhaka before stripping the captaincy from him and informed him of his decision to replace him with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain on Tuesday morning.
A reliable source stated that, Xhaka is upset about the decision and will look to leave the Emirates Stadium in search of first-team football as soon as possible, with a return to the Bundesliga a possibility.
Another aspect to his career is his national team assignment, as the captain of his country with Euro 2020 coming very close, he needs to be playing regularly in order to keep his place in the national side.