Granit Xhaka left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad to face Vitoria
Nov 08 2019
Arsenalfans are desperate for the club to make a January move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey following the latest twist in Granit Xhaka's Gunners career.
Emery told Xhaka he was no longer part of the Gunners" leadership group and said the Switzerland global "accepted' the decision.
Xhaka, 27, has publicly apologized after he swore and gestured at Arsenal's fans, threw off the captains armband and stormed down the tunnel as home supporters cheered his substitution in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on October 27.
The Gunners were looking to return to winning ways after a hard week for Emery and his Arsenal squad in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.
Emery then confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be Arsenal's new captain, before naming his other options as well.
It will be the third successive game Xhaka has missed, following his absence from Arsenal's Carabao Cup fourth-round defeat to Liverpool and their Premier League draw against Wolves.