Arsenal’s captaincy issue has been a point of concern this season. The team took weeks into the season before having a vote among the players on who the captain should be. The team voted Granit Xhaka and we thought we were done with the drama.
However, few weeks ago the Arsenal captain had a public spat with the fans at the Emirates where he used some unpleasant words and lashed out at them for jeering when he was about to be substituted.
Captaincy has since been passed to Pierre Aubameyang and Rob Holding has praised the Gabonese forward for his qualities, while also echoing support for Granit Xhaka.
“Pierre’s great in the dressing room. He’s such a happy character so everyone is positive around him.
“He knows how to lift people and he leads by example on the pitch. Having someone like that up front, scoring goals for you always make things easier.
“I’ve never had any problems with Granit and none of the players have ever had any problems with him.
“He’s a great lad to have around the changing rooms and I just think what happened with him was between him and the fans and that is nothing to do with me. I just know I can support the team and support Granit.”