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‘Make It Happen’ ‘Truly Embarrassing’ ‘Yikes’ Arsenal Fans On Twitter Have A Mixed Reaction To Emery’s Three Captaincy Candidates

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed three players who are candidates to replace Laurent Koscielny as the club’s captain.

With the Frenchman having refused to tour the United States and seemingly destined to leave the Gunners this summer, Emery was asked about potential alternatives to take the armband and he replied:

“We have players with the capacity [to be captains]. One is Granit. Last year also he played so much as a captain and was like a captain in the dressing room.”

“We also have Mesut and Nacho, and also other players, they can take this position also. I want from three to five captains in the team.”

Fans on Twitter were not that impressed by the names the Arsenal boss mentioned:

With Petr Cech having retired, and Aaron Ramsey having left to join Juventus, the number of players who would be genuine candidates for the role is pretty limited.

Xhaka would be an obvious contender as he is a regular first-team player, while he has also captained both his club and country on a temporary basis in the past.

The Swiss international is unlikely, though, to be a popular choice among fans. Nacho Monreal would also only be a short-term solution while Ozil’s future is still up in the air.

Hector Bellerin or Rob Holding would certainly be better received by supporters but it doesn’t appear Emery is considering the pair going by his comments.

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