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Revealed: Who is expected to be Arsenal’s captain vs West Ham

Revealed: Who is expected to be Arsenal’s captain vs West Ham

Aubameyang no longer Arsenal captain

The headline news at Arsenal over the last few days has, of course, centred around Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The forward would miss out on Arsenal’s meeting with Southampton this past weekend due to a disciplinary breach.

It was explained that Aubameyang was dropped due to a late return from a recent trip abroad:


It has since been confirmed by Arsenal that Aubameyang has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy:


Who will be Arsenal’s captain vs West Ham?

With Aubameyang no longer captain, Mikel Arteta is left with the task of handing the armband to someone new.

However, Arsenal have a fairly young squad that lacks a lot of experienced leaders. One of the more obvious choices would have been Granit Xhaka, but the midfielder has already been stripped of the armband once himself.

Now though, an insight into who could be captain for Arsenal’s upcoming meeting with West Ham has been provided.

And, though not seemingly a permanent solution, the Telegraph report that Alexandre Lacazette is expected to wear the armband vs the Hammers on Wednesday:

Lacazette wore the captain’s armband in Aubameyang’s absence against Saturday, and is expected to do so again on Wednesday.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6