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Arsenal fans on Twitter want to see Ozil given the captaincy

Arsenal fans on Twitter want to see Ozil given the captaincy

Unai Emery has made some very bold calls in his short time as the Arsenal manager. He’s allowed Jack Wilshere to leave on a free and has signed five new players with an emphasis on defensive stability. However, a lot of fans are calling for another brave move as they want to see Mesut Ozil given the captain’s armband.

Arsenal fan account, Arsenal Fan TV tweeted out asking who the supporters want to see wearing the captain’s armband this season and the surprise shout from the fans was their German superstar, Mesut Ozil, The 29-year-old has suffered a torrid time this summer which has ended with claiming he won’t be playing for Germany in the current climate, although he hasn’t ruled out a return to international football in the future.

Last season saw Laurent Koscielny wearing the captain’s armband for the majority of the campaign but seeing as the defender will be missing most of the season with an injury the choice for captain is a tough one. Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey are honourable mentions for captaincy but given that Ramsey is yet to sign a new deal and Xhaka’s rashness on the pitch, Ozil looks like a good shout for the armband ahead of another long gruelling season.

You can read the Gunners’ verdict on their new captain here:

Just from the handful of tweets above it seems clear that the fans want to see Ozil as the leading figure at The Emirates this season.

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