Unai Emery will take a bit more time to finalise his captaincy group.
Our head coach still wants five names - and he already has three - but he says his decision is complicated by the European transfer window.
"As you can understand, we are changing players at the last moment and also with Laurent Koscielny, he was the first captain, and he left us five days ago," said Emery.
"Also, we have had other players come in. Now we have the squad and we have finished the transfer market, but it's still open in other countries.
"Unfortunately, although we could achieve the [signing of] some players, now in the next 25 days we could lose some players. It's the reason I want to close my squad clearly [before I decide my captains].
"At the moment we have three captains: Xhaka, Mesut and Nacho, and I want to take two more because my opinion is the same as it was in the pre-season with five.
"I want to be with my squad clearly to have two more. At the moment we have three captains and I think they have the capacity to give us possibilities as captain."
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