Laurent Koscielny has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy after refusing to travel on Arsenal’s tour to the United States.
The Frenchman is reportedly unhappy after he was only offered a cut-price deal with the Gunners to extend his deal for a further twelve months.
Koscielny has been offered a Three year deal with Bordeaux, and had asked Arsenal to let him move to the Ligue 1 on a free transfer, something which the Gunners refused.
After this, the relationship broke down between the Frenchman and Arsenal, with Koscielny now refusing to travel on the Arsenal tour.
He has now been stripped of the captaincy, meaning that the position is now open for a new player to take.
This opens the question as to who should replace the Frenchman as captain at Arsenal.
There are many potential players who could take over the position, and we’ll look at some of them in this gallery.
Xhaka has been considered by some as the favourite for the role. The midfielder has been influential for the Gunners, and would be one of the only ones left of Emery’s five captains.
Bellerin has become a fan favourite on and off the pitch, so could potentially be a popular choice for the role.
Holding has a bright future ahead of him with Arsenal and would be a brave choice for the captain’s armband.
Ozil is the only other player left apart from Xhaka of Emery’s five captains, but he looks like he could be on his way out of Arsenal.
Lacazette could also be an option for the captaincy, although it is probably an unlikely choice.