Emery then confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be Arsenal's new captain, before naming his other options as well.
Emery has refused to give Xhaka - left out of the Gunners squad again for Wednesday's Europa League trip to Vitoria Guimaraes - any assurances over his long-term future at the Emirates.
Granit Xhaka ticked one of those boxes during his time as captain. We need to carry on and focus on tomorrow's match.
The Swiss worldwide swore and threw the captain's armband to the floor after being booed as he was substituted against Crystal Palace 10 days ago.
'The future is Arsenal's future.
Immediately following the incident against Palace, Emery said Xhaka was devastated about the row and hailed his commitment to the club in training and in games.
Now, Emery has announced another player as the captain of the Gunners.
Xhaka held the reigns of Arsenal earlier in this September after Emery took a vote of all the Arsenal footballers in the dressing room and majority came in Xhaka's favour.
"For us very important but the analysis about this match we worked, we played, fighting against one team who were defensively very strong, have very good organisation and playing against us 100% motivation".
"He is our participant, we want to regard him".
"We're speaking a lot about that". We respect the players, we respect the decision of the coach and the club.
"Folks contain said issues love "We can break your legs", "Homicide your accomplice" and "Need that your daughter will get cancer". There's no more words about that".
Arsenal have won just one of their past five matches in all competitions and sit fifth in the Premier League table, but they do top Group F in the Europa League with three wins from three.