- Granit Xhaka was relinquished off his Arsenal captain duties by Unai Emery
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaced the Switzerland international as skipper
- But Sokratis claims that every one of his Arsenal team-mates need to be leaders
- The Gunners travel to Leicester on Saturday evening in the Premier League
Arsenal centre-back Sokratis has urged every single one of his team-mates to lead by example
Granit Xhaka was recently stripped of the captain’s armband after his spat with supporters
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now been named the captain of Arsenal by Unai Emery
Arsenal centre-back Sokratis has claimed it does not matter who the captain is, before calling on his team-mates to all lead by example on the pitch.
Granit Xhaka was recently relinquished of his captain duties by Unai Emery after his furious spat with supporters at the Emirates Stadium against Crystal Palace, where he told fans to ‘f*** off’ after they jeered him off the pitch.
Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the man given the captain’s armband following the Xhaka fall-out.
However, Sokratis insisted that every single one of his team-mates needs to be a leader amid their worrying slump in form, which sees them six points behind Leicester and Chelsea in the race for top four.
‘For me it’s more important that Auba first has to score, he has to do his work,’ said the experienced 31-year-old.
‘The captaincy or who has this [signals to armband] in the pitch, I don’t think it’s very important.
‘It’s important that all the team is good in the dressing room. We are like a family. In the end who brings the captaincy to the pitch is the last thing.
‘I said something, who has the captaincy is not very important.’
Emery has come under plenty of scrutiny in recent times with the Gunners falling behind early on in their quest for a Champions League spot.
The north London outfit have let leads slip in their last four matches in all competitions, which has put Emery in the firing line.
Arsenal travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening in the Premier League to take on top-four rivals Leicester, who are currently flying under Brendan Rodgers.