Who should be the Arsenal captain?By: Lachlan | August 11th, 2012
I think that we can all agree, that regardless of whether we keep Van Persie or not, he probably won’t be captain this season.
This leads us to the question, who should be our captain this season?
In an earlier blog, I expressed my concerns about Thomas Vermaelen receiving the armband. I honestly don’t think he will be as clearly first choice as many believe, and I think that Mertesacker will likely be pushing very hard for that starting berth. If Vermaelen has the armband, then obviously it will be a lot harder for Mertesacker to work his way into the team. I get the impression that not many of you like Mertesacker that much, and I honestly can’t understand why.
At the time though, I had trouble deciding who should be captain if Vermaelen isn’t. I have to say, he does seem to be the natural choice, a bit of a leader. However, I have had some time to think about it, and I honestly think that Arteta could fill the role. He has been living in England for a long time, and is a very experienced Premier League player. He has to be the most consistent player in the team, and he could also be a good leader. I have decided that he gets my vote.
I’ve organised a poll, so we will see what everyone else thinks.
Until next time.