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Koscielny as captain?

"The captain of this group is Laurent Koscielny, who is injured at the moment. After Laurent, our other captains are Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, and Granit Xhaka. I want leaders in the team - every player at every time to have the capacity to show leadership, but these are the five players who have the possibility to be captain." Unai Emery


How can Arsenal have a captain who doesn't play on the pitch?
Personally I'd make Ramsey captain with Xhaka as vice. He's been there the longest and is quite vocal. Hopefully with the captain's armband on, he can move onto the next level.

I'm proper looking forward to Saturday's game, I think it will be a tight game with Arsenal edging it 3-2.

posted on 11/8/18

Op says Kos shouldn’t be captain cos he is injured then goes on to name a bigger crock in the form of Ramsey as his preferred choice of captain

posted on 11/8/18

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Op says Kos shouldn’t be captain cos he is injured then goes on to name a bigger crock in the form of Ramsey as his preferred choice of captain
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He did want jack but he’s gone to West Ham

posted on 11/8/18

I'd give the captaincy to Auba. He's the best player by a mile and given we have no leaders at all in the squad you might as well just give the captaincy to the best player.

That said I don't know much about Torreira's personality so am open to him if he's a strong leader on the pitch

posted on 11/8/18

I'll trust Emery's judgement thanks

posted on 11/8/18

What's the point of appointing as captain a player who is not guaranteed to play most matches? Apart from that, you need a player who is good at reading the game and communicating with the rest of the team, which qualities Koscielny lacks. Sadly, who else is there? The Invincibles had more than six players of captaincy quality. Years of deterioration under Wenger have brought us to this. From Adam/Vieira to this, very sad.

posted on 11/8/18

I’ve never thought of Ramsey, Kos or Özil as being captain material, they dont seem to have that leadership aura/charisma. Kos maybe leads by example and gets stuck in but the other two can go missing at times. As much as Xhaka has frustrated over the last 2 years, he does have that air of authority about him. So does Cech but he may not play much. Maybe the two new boys Lichsteiner and Sokratis will be pseudo-leaders

posted on 11/8/18

Xhaka as vice captain????? No fecking way. His nose picking incident was one of numerous times he didnt try when he should have. I want him dropped, not rewarded for his lack of effort. A captain should lead by example, put in the effort and lift the head of players when needed. None of these are traits I see in Xhaka.

posted on 11/8/18

Just give the players a chance under the new regime lads. Maybe Emery knows what he's doing?

posted on 11/8/18

Cech will play and be captain.

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posted on 11/8/18

Disgraceful decision to give Kos the captain armband. Thought we got away from the malaky of selecting a captain that not fit or doest play when Wenger left.

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