Arsenal legend names who should be captain instead of Granit Xhaka
Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit, has made a case for Matteo Guendouzi to have been made the captain of Arsenal.
Unai Emery named Granit Xhaka as team captain last month after a vote by the squad, but the Swiss midfielder has hardly inspired confidence among the club’s fan base.
Xhaka came under serious attack again after the Gunners lost 1-0 at Sheffield United on Monday and went on the counterattack to defend himself and his teammates, however, Petit still believes he wasn’t the right choice for the job.
According to Petit, Xhaka doesn’t have the passion to lead Arsenal which is what his teammate, Guendouzi has in abundance. Additionally, Petit reckons that Guendouzi always reminds him of Patrick Viera as the young French man hates to lose any game and can be seen rallying his teammates on the field of play.
“Can you imagine Patrick Vieira on the pitch on Monday night?” he told Paddy Power. “He would have been shouting at his team-mates, asking them: ‘What the f*** are you doing?’ I don’t see that with Xhaka.
“I do with Guendouzi – he’s one of the few who shows he wants to win every game. He’s got a lion’s heart. ”
Guendouzi’s fighting spirit on the field has seen the Frenchman win the hearts of many supporters. His performance in the derby against Tottenham earlier this season remains one of the highlights of his season.