Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are preparing themselves for yet another captaincy change this summer, with current armband-holder Mikel Arteta seeing his deal at the Emirates expire at the end of the season.
Whilst fans debate which player should be given the honour of wearing the captain’s armband, a separate debate has been sparked as to what players Arsenal could potentially bring in to replace the experienced Spaniard.
Arteta hasn’t been a regular fixture of the Gunners first-team for a few years now but he still gets a fair bit of playing time and the space in the squad will be opened up for somebody to come in and compete with the vast array of talented midfielders Arsenal already have.
The decision though will be whether to replace Arteta in his current position, a holding role, or bring in a player who could replicate the Spaniard’s performances in his prime when he played in a box-to-box position.
Our fans have identified five potential replacements for Arteta this summer, all of whom they see as realistic targets.
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