Granit Xhaka has been relieved of his duties as one of the captains of Arsenal after the club struggled in their first 11 matches of the ongoing Premier League season.

But just as the North London side, through manager Unai Emery, announced the decision on Monday night, Premier League fans were quick to react about it on social media.

For one, Twitter user Elroy thinks Arsenal made a wrong move in bringing in Xhaka as skipper.

"Xhaka shouldn't have been made captain in the first place," Elroy said.

Meanwhile, Haby Joseph sees Emery's decision to strip Xhaka of captaincy as a safe way out after another risky move went wrong.

"It seems nothing is going right for emery at Arsenal. Everything for him is a gamble," Joseph tweeted.


Meanwhile, Charles Ndolo lauded Emery's move despite a huge majority of the players voting for Xhaka to be named captain preseason.

"Unai's boldness to sack Xhaka as Captain should earn him more respect from the players in my opinion," Ndolo said.

However, Ndolo also believes the captaincy change could mean Xhaka will be benched or worse be excluded from the active roster Arsenal will give prior to the match.

"Watch him not even make the bench now," Ndolo said in another tweet. 

The said development, according to Aysha Ridzuan, could spark transfer rumors, meaning Arsenal will be the club to watch out in the upcoming window.

"I guess Xhaka will leave in January then," Ridzuan said. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will replace Xhaka as primary captain, and according to Twitter user Big Daddy Cool Bizzle, it is a logical choice.

"Auba (as how players and fans alike call Aubameyang) is a senior player," the tweet read. 

The decision to remove Granit Xhaka from the captaincy stemmed from his antics during Arsenal's home match last week against Crystal Palace.

Fans at the Emirates Stadium in London aired their frustrations at Xhaka as the club struggled against its cross-town rival.

He responded by cursing at the fans and even tearing his jersey apart, leading to more boos from the fans.

Arsenal is currently preparing for its UEFA Europa League match against Vitoria.

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