I sincerely dreaded writing this article and cannot believe this is happening. However, we all knew that this scenario would materialize sooner rather than later.
With the impending departure of Cesc Fabregas looming over the Emirates, who should be our new skipper? Off the top of my head, I can immediately come up with a short-list of players for the job:
1. Robin Van Persie 2. Thomas Vermaelen 3. Alex Song 4. Jack Wilshere 5. Aaron Ramsey
Van Persie, Vermaelen and Song are my top three choices, with Wilshere and Ramsey being too young to captain, but they are our future.
Van Persie would seem to be Wenger’s first choice. However, strikers typically do not fit the role of captain.
In my opinion, Song was Arsenal ’s most valuable midfielder last season, so he should get some strong consideration from Wenger. No one really expected anything from him when he first appeared for Arsenal , but he has flourished alongside Wilshere.
Vermaelen is another great contender for the captain’s armband and possess some of the great qualities to be a successful leader – let’s not forget he is ALL HEART. He defends his team-mates and sticks up for them when he feels harm was intended, he is a man that when fit will give 110% for the cause. He has a great long range shot, he’s good with his head and he always jumps in on the attack when needed.
If we only we had him in the squad for the 4-4 demoralizing draw against Newcastle, things would’ve be different that’s for sure. Anyway, enough talk of what could have been, we still have an amazing squad of players for the future.
Don’t lose hope Gooners, new heroes will rise and remember that no one man is greater than the club.
P.S: Best of luck to you Cesc and your career at Barcelona. You will be missed.
Courtesy of Gunnersphere.com.