Unai Emery has named the players in his ‘captains group’ for the 2018/19 campaign.
Per Mertesacker relinquished his captaincy duties when he retired at the end of last season, and in his place we’ll have five leaders - headed up by Laurent Koscielny.
“The captain of this group is Laurent Koscielny, who is injured at the moment,” said Unai Emery.
“After Laurent, our other captains are Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.
“I want leaders in the team, every player at every time to have the capacity to show leadership, but these are the five players who have a possibility to be the captain.”
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