Granit Xhaka named Arsenal captain, Unai praises him

Arsenal has chosen Switzerland International Granit Xhaka as the club captain.

The decision was concurred by fellow players including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Alexander Lacazette and Mesut Ozil who are in the leadership group.

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Coach Unai Emery has praised Granit Xhaka saying he is mature and confident for the job.

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“First, he is mature and he has experience and we are all living all the time under pressure, under criticism as coaches, as players, as a club

The most important thing is to stand up in each moment, go ahead and [for him] to show his quality, with his behavior, with his commitment and in the dressing room the players voted for him as the first. ” Said, Unai Emery.

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He has also been able to stand up when the club is under pressure and move forward, a character that is very important in a club.

Fellow players are said to respect him a lot inside the dressing room which is very important.

Unai admits Xhaka has made some mistakes in the past but he believes the most important thing is for him to learn from them and make a correction.

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Alex Kiprop
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