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SNAPPED! Xhaka finishes Arsenal draw with captain's armband

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka finished their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace wearing the captain's armband.

Xhaka finished the game as skipper with forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off the pitch.

Arsenal captain Aubameyang - who opened the scoring at Selhurst - was sent off for a reckless foul on Max Meyer 67 minutes into the game.

Lacazette took the armband off the departing forward but the Frenchman was himself subbed off for Reiss Nelson in injury time.

It meant Xhaka ended the game as captain, with the Gunners held to a 1-1 draw on the road thanks to Jordan Ayew's equaliser.

Xhaka was stripped of the armband in November after telling Arsenal fans to “f*** off", which amazingly was against Palace.

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