Arsenal defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos has said the player that will wear the club’s captain’s armband is not important for now.
Days back, Unai Emery announced that Xhaka had been stripped of the captaincy after his angry reaction to being booed by his fans in the recent Premier League draw with Crystal Palace.
Aubameyang is set to lead the club vs Leicester City but Sokratis believes the captaincy talk is secondary and their performance on the pitch is key.
His words, “I think it is the first time he is a captain,”
“For me it’s important that Aubameyang first has to score, he has to do his work. The captaincy or who has this [armband] on the pitch, I don’t think it is very important.
“He is a very good guy, but who has the captaincy is not very important. It is important that all the team is good in the dressing room. We are like a family. In the end who brings to the pitch the captaincy is the last thing.”
On the game vs Leicester, “It’s a very big game, a game we have to win,”
“Of course we have a lot of games in front and if we see last year we were there but in the last seven games, we didn’t win one.
“The other teams were six, seven points behind us but in the end they were in front. We need to be consistent all year, not only one month.
“Leicester is in a very good moment, they’re a very hungry team. You can see this. We have to be ready to beat them.”