In not very surprising news, Laurent Koscielny has been made the club captain for the upcoming season.
The French international is one of most senior players and having been vice-captain to Per Mertesacker for last couple of seasons, it’s a move which makes sense.
The 32 year old skippered the side for the majority of our games in the absence of the BFG whose playing time was minimal, and although he himself is currently out of action until December he will carry out the role and duties as he works his way back to fitness.
Speaking about the captaincy, Emery said of Koscielny, “He is injured, but he is captain of this group.”
The new boss had spoken previously spoken of having five captains, and he outlined who else would be in that category.
“I told the players, it is Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka,” he said.
“In my career I have always wanted leaders in the team, representation for all the players.
“I also think they are in the team more. Leaders who will show this capacity during the season.
“So these five players are in this possibility to be the captains.”