Who Arsenal boss Unai Emery is expected to pick as captain after Laurent Koscielny furore


ARSENAL manager Unai Emery has been forced to make a decision over who will be given the captain’s armband at the Emirates.

Club captain Laurent Koscielny has gone on strike and refused to travel with the rest of the squad to the United States for pre-season.

The 33-year-old has just one year left on his contract and is understood to be keen on forcing through a move to Bordeaux who are prepared to offer him a three-year deal.

Now, The Mirror claim Emery will turn to Granit Xhaka and make him captain in the Frenchman’s absence.

Xhaka has been at the club since moving from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and has become a mainstay in the team.