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.
Emery has often talked about Arsenal having five captains…
But who should be the club's official captain for the upcoming season? pic.twitter.com/Mo7H1qFbEQ
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) July 31, 2018
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:
Ramsey / ozil
— Adam WIllis (@TheRealAdam1999) July 31, 2018
I think ozil with the captaincy would make him more consistent and show up every week. He’s gonna have a big year this year
— Justablowk (@Jakeyjohnston_) July 31, 2018
Ramsey but if he leaves I think Ozil should become captain until kos comes back from injury
— Arsenal (@Harry13640371) July 31, 2018
— ethan (@swimethan) 31 July 2018
Ramsey if he signs a new deal
Xhaka if he's going to be playing as much as last season
Ozil because it'd show him the clubs fully behind him after all his troubles, could spur him on although his demeanour won't change so giving him the armband opens him up more to criticism.
— The Thang That Killed John Wayne (@seanpadger) July 31, 2018
Think Ozil should be captain. Make him earn and shoulder the responsibility of he large contract he signed.
— YoPierre14 (@Mhumm101) July 31, 2018
Ozil, give him responsibility.
— Sameer Kazi (@SameerKazi) July 31, 2018
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.