Arsenal great on why Xhaka cannot make a good captain

Arsenal great on why Xhaka cannot make a good captain

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has asked manager Unai Emery not name Granit Xhaka as his next captain, saying the Swiss 'should be focussing on his game' for now. 

Wright believes the midfielder's form is a major concern and feels he might soon be fighting for a spot in the starting lineup. 

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Wright further accused Xhaka of committing too many mistakes and picked the match against Tottenham Hotspur as a classic example. 

 "He shouldn't be named captain, he should be focusing on his own game," he said on Xhaka

"The captaincy and all the responsibility that comes with that, he makes the mistakes that, if I'm on the pitch and Tony Adams is on the pitch making mistakes like that, I'm thinking 'what are you doing?!'.

"He made so many fouls [against Spurs], he could have easily been sent off. I saw [Matteo] Guendouzi make a challenge in the box where he saw the danger, started to ease over to him and he intercepted it," 

"He doesn't recognise danger, Xhaka. I do feel like we've come to the stage where Joe Willock is pushing him, Guendouzi is definitely pushing him, picking up the ball from deep and doing the job that he's doing and alongside David Luiz, whatever anyone says about him, he sprays some unbelievable balls,"

Emery is yet to pick his captain following the summer exit of Laurent Koscielny, who chose to head back to France with Bordeaux. 

Xhaka has widely been considered as the next in line for the role, with Emery taking his time to pick a replacement. 

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