The Arsenal captaincy has been something of a poisoned chalice in recent years, and of late it’s been in sharp focus because of what happened with Granit Xhaka.
The Swiss international was stripped of the armband this week after what happened against Crystal Palace, making him the shortest-lived captain in recent memory.
However, in an attempt to show togetherness, Sokratis has played down the importance of the role, saying that the players are united in the dressing room.
“The captaincy or who has this on the pitch, I don’t think it’s very important,” he told Sky Sports.
“It’s important that all the team is good in the dressing room. We are like a family.
“In the end who brings the pitch the captaincy is the last thing.”
We’re not sure which family he’s referring too, but have narrowed it to down one of Addams or Manson (we kid!).
The Greek international’s former Borussia Dortmund teammate, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has taken over the captaincy, but the defender wasn’t particularly forthcoming on what he might be like in that position.
“I don’t know, I think it’s the first time he is a captain,” he said.
“For me it’s more important that Auba first has to score, he has to do his work.
“He’s a very good guy. But I already said something – who has the captaincy is not very important.”