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Granit Xhaka and THREE different Arsenal captains to disrespect the membership as midfielder faces risk of shedding honour following gorgeous outburst


Granit Xhaka put his standing as Arsenal captain beneath enormous risk precisely one month on from when it was introduced he was getting the honour.

The Gunners blew a two-goal lead at residence to Crystal Palace however the midfielder made all of the headlines for his gorgeous outburst in the course of the recreation.

Xhaka reacted badly after being substituted off in opposition to Palace
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He was substituted off within the 61st minute to the delight of the Arsenal trustworthy and Xhaka reacted awfully.

The Switzerland worldwide trudged off the pitch earlier than cupping his ears on the booing crowd, who weren’t completely satisfied along with his lack of urgency to depart the sector of play.

Xhaka is known to have sworn at his personal followers as Bukayo Saka got here on in his place.

He then eliminated his shirt and headed straight down the tunnel as Arsenal toiled to a 2-2 draw.

Is Xhaka completed as Arsenal captain?
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After the sport, Arsenal boss Emery admitted Xhaka was ‘incorrect’ for doing what he did.

Emery instructed talkSPORT: “He was incorrect, he was incorrect.

“However we’re going to communicate to him after which inside with the membership. He was incorrect.

“He was very popular in that second and he was rash and he was incorrect.”

When requested if Xhaka would stay because the membership’s skipper, Emery mentioned: “We’re going to talk about that with him.”


Emery now has an enormous determination to make over the following few days.

Nevertheless, this isn’t the primary time an Arsenal captain has precipitated controversy.

talkSPORT.com takes a have a look at THREE different Gunners skippers to have disrespected the membership in the course of the Premier League period.

Laurent Koscielny

Xhaka’s predecessor Koscielny didn’t cowl himself in glory as he sought a switch to Ligue 1 facet Bordeaux in the summertime.

Koscielny’s time at Arsenal got here to a bitter finish
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Koscielny was determined for a transfer to his homeland after 9 years of service at Arsenal, nonetheless, the actions which led to his departure from the membership have been acrimonious.

He refused to journey along with his team-mates for the Gunners’ pre-season tour of the USA in the summertime.

And when he lastly did be a part of Bordeaux, he starred in a disrespectful video which noticed him take away an Arsenal shirt to disclose the house strip of his new membership, which was blasted by Arsenal legends together with David Seaman.

Robin van Persie

However one former skipper who will probably be hated far more for leaving Arsenal is Van Persie.

The Dutchman was the darling of the Emirates Stadium and was the highest scorer within the Premier League in 2011/12.

He then did the unforgivable although by leaving the membership for a long-standing rival of Arsenal’s, Manchester United.

Van Persie went on to have a stellar first season at Previous Trafford, ending prime scorer within the prime flight once more as he helped Man United declare their 20th and to this point, most up-to-date league title.

Arsenal followers want Van Persie didn’t “take heed to the little boy inside him”
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William Gallas

Xhaka is going through the prospect of shedding his captaincy whereas a season is occurring – one thing that occurred to former defender Gallas in November 2008.

The ultimate straw which led to him shedding the honour noticed Gallas criticise a few of his team-mates by means of the media whereas on worldwide responsibility.

Nevertheless, Gallas was on a tightrope the season earlier than when he burst into tears after Arsenal conceded a late equaliser at Birmingham in February 2008, a contest which is seen as the sport that derailed the Gunners’ title problem.

It ought to be famous that it was a really distressing afternoon for all of the Arsenal gamers as the sport was overshadowed by a horrifying leg break that former striker Eduardo sustained.

5. William Gallas
Quite a lot of incidents led to Gallas shedding the captaincy
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