EPL: Wenger reacts as Emery strips Xhaka of Arsenal captaincy

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has spoken on Unai Emery’s decision, to remove Granit Xhaka as his captain.

Emery took the action, following Xhaka’s angry reaction to abuse from supporters, during their 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace last month.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been confirmed as the new skipper.

Wenger, speaking to beIN Sport, believes swift action was necessary to ensure the club continues to set the right example.

“You have to make as a manager these types of decisions.

“You face the unexpected as a manager and have to make quick decisions.

“I think Arsenal Football Club is respected all over the world because it’s built on values and everybody has to respect these values and the manager has to get them to be respected.

“Arsenal for me always had a touch of class and for me, football today in the modern era, has a huge responsibility on the way we behave, on the way we are examples or not and Arsenal is part of the big clubs in the world that has to show that,” Wenger said.

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