Arsenal Star Granit Xhaka Suggests Thomas Partey For Gunners Leadership Role
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka believes Ghana ace Thomas Partey can take over the role of leadership in the Arsenal team.
Gabonese player Pierre Emerick Agbamayeng was stripped of his captain’s post due to a breach of the disciplinary code. He was not able to play in the games against Southampton as well as West Ham.
The Gunners have yet to choose their new captain, however Xhaka who is one of the top players at the club, has recommended Thomas Partey for the role.
“We have a lot of young players, and you can see the hunger in them,” Xhaka told The Independent.
“But as well, the experienced players like me, like Thomas (Partey) for example in the middle, we have to take them to the side, we have to speak with them.
“They are making our life very easy, because they are playing very good. They are scoring, and we are enjoying playing with them. But, of course, we need the leaders in the team and at the moment we are doing well,” he added.
Thomas Partey joined the Gunners in the summer of 2021 and has been a permanent part of the team.
Arsenal sit in fourth place in the English Premier League table and are in the hunt for the Champions League spot for next season.