Freddie Ljungberg drops big hint over who will be Arsenal captain

Highly likely Freddie Ljungberg will keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Arsenal captain

Arsenal will begin the post-Emery era this Sunday when they visit Norwich City in the Premier League. One big question that appears to have been answered is, who will be the Arsenal captain when they face Norwich.

Unai Emery allowed the club’s stars to select their captain and they chose Granit Xhaka, however, the Swiss midfielder was stripped of the armband when he swore at the fans in their game against Crystal Palace.

After taking over the managerial role, Ljungberg was asked about who his captain would be and he seems to favour retaining Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

When asked about his approach to the club’s captaincy, Ljungberg told Sky Sports as cited by the Daily Star: “I’m not going to make enormous massive changes. I’m going to keep those things as it is.

“There has been so much in the media and so many discussions so that’s going to be left.

“I’m going to concentrate on how we play and what we can do on the football pitch.”

He was pressed further on whether he would maintain Aubameyang as his captain, he replied: “You’ll see that tomorrow.”

It would be strange if Freddie made such a dramatic change, to be honest. He needs harmony and for the players to be united. Stripping Aubameyang of the captaincy is not exactly going to create a bonding atmosphere right now.

Personally I would never have given Auba the captaincy in the first place, however, there is nothing to gain taking it off of him now.


  1. gotanidea says:

    Aubameyang showed good examples by scoring consistently, despite being barren lately

    Let him be the captain and hopefully that could make him extend his contract without asking too much salary increase

  2. Eddie Hoyte says:

    Freddie won’t give the band to someone else, he’s trying to create harmony and bring this squad together.
    I doubt the first thing he wants to do is create friction between senior players again.
    So I believe PEA is staying captain

  3. Ethiogooner says:

    Per mertesacker is assigned as Freddie’s assistant and that is such a good news. The man’s leadership skills will be much needed in the squad and he’ll undoubtedly sort some diva’s out of the squad

    1. Mogunna says:

      That’s not a good news at all! Worst defender ever!

      1. Where'sMyTop4TrophyGone? says:

        Doesn’t mean he’s a crap coach. Mourinho wasn’t a good footballer.

        1. Thomaskelly says:

          He never played football as a professional

    2. Knight says:

      His strength was always his game reading.It will help alot,to pass on instruction to the wing backs

  4. RSH says:

    Wouldn’t make sense to change the captain yet again. Would only unsettle things. None of these players deserve it currently anyways so not a big deal.

  5. Delex says:

    Being a Player is quite different from being a coach..
    Remember..mourinho never played professional football..

  6. Andrew Elder says:

    I think the armband should go to either a central midfieldfielder or a CB not goalkeepers or attackers. Our two best captains in recent years? Tony Adams & Patrick Viera.

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