Whatever the reasons behind the fallout of the club and Kos, there is no way back for him as Captain of the team IMO. So, who then, would be the obvious candidate? The press are saying Xhaka. I’m not convinced by the player but we are short of options and I read that actually despite his unconvincing performances he is pretty vocal in the dressing room and the training ground. Can he motivate on the pitch though? I wonder if Monreal could step up? What’s Leno like? Dani Alves anyone? Seems to me that all this demonstrates to me is no obvious leader in the entire squad.
Max – Xhaka has captained Borrusia Monchengladbach,Arsenal and his national team switzerland(which to be honest is a huge thing).That’s 3 different managers that think he’s captain material at a relatively young age.There is not other obvious choice here.Whatever you may think of him as a player,it should definitely be him.It should’ve been him even before koscielny.
Should Dani alves join,he should be considered.The only other candidate I might consider is Sokratis.Apart from that no one.
Have to laugh,on twitter there was a poll and some deluded gooners actually selected Bellerin to be captain.I literally laughed so hard LOL.
Max- the player who should be captain should be 1. Someone who is certain of his place and a must-start in all games. 2 Is respected by all of his team 3.Inspires others by his play 4. Does not make stupid mistakes and put the team under pressure 4. Is premiership quality and 5. Can make a difference with his performances and his instructions on the pitch. We have not had one for years who could do that, perhaps since the days of Cesc and RVP. There are precious few candidates, but I would plump for Lacazette over the painfully slow Swiss sloth. If Emery picks him even to play, watch Torreira burn out again by Christmas covering for him, our defence to continue giving goals away as he fails continually to cover them and we end up sixth/ seventh in the League at best. As for Dani Alves, will we pay £200k/ week for someone who will find the Premiership too quick for him, just like Xhaka, let alone make him captain for one season given his age?