Aubameyang was tossed the skipper’s armband in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace after Xhaka’s quantity was proven on the substitution board, with followers jeering him as he left the pitch.
The Swiss midfielder sparked outrage by cupping his ear to supporters and telling them to ‘f*** off’, prompting requires the 27-year-old to be stripped of the captaincy.
Manager Unai Emery says Xhaka is ‘devastated’ by what occurred, however he retains the help of his teammates – the bulk of whom voted to provide him the armband in the summertime.
While there’s a poisonous temper round Arsenal in the meanwhile, that doesn’t seem to have seeped onto the coaching pitch with the squad in excessive spirits within the build-up to Wednesday’s Carabao Cup conflict with Liverpool.
There was an actual feeling of unity on Tuesday, with Shkodran Mustafi importing a picture to Instagram of himself serving to Aubameyang up off the bottom.
The Gabon striker replied to the relatively symbolic picture with a message of his personal, saying: ‘We come together, we leave together.’
The submit was favored by a number of Arsenal gamers, together with Alexandre Lacazette and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with the squad clearly eager to place the Xhaka controversy behind them.
Mesut Ozil posted an identical message yesterday, writing: ‘No matter what – the only way is standing together as one.’
Although Xhaka retuned to coaching he is not going to be in motion on Wednesday night time within the Carabao Cup, with Emery electing to relaxation a quantity of first-team gamers – together with Aubameyang – as he appears to be like to make use of his squad after they go to Anfield.