‘Exit now feels inevitable’ – Journalist says this Arsenal star looks bound to leave
With the Gunners in the midst of a crisis three months into the season, Unai Emery is not the only one who is facing the likelihood of an exit in the near future.
The Arsenal boss angered most fans by making Granit Xhaka the captain of the team earlier in the season and that decision has now backfired.
As he was being substituted against Crystal Palace, Xhaka was jeered by some Arsenal fans and that resulted in the midfielder reacting with anger.
That incident has seen the former Bundesliga star lose his place as captain of the Gunners with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang being named the new skipper this week.
As a result, British journalist Charles Watts has suggested that Xhaka’s future at the Emirates stadium is now in serious doubt.
The 27-year-old is being touted for an exit, only three years after moving to north London as a fairly expensive signing by former boss Arsene Wenger.
Absolutely the right call to take the captaincy off Xhaka. Damage was irreversible. Whether he still has a future as an Arsenal player we will have to wait and see. Possibly, but you would think only for the short-term. An exit now feels inevitable.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 5, 2019