ENGLAND trio Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Ben White have been tipped to take over the Arsenal captaincy from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The club announced on Tuesday that Aubameyang will no longer be the club’s captain following a disciplinary breach.
Arsenal confirmed: “Following his latest disciplinary breach last week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will no longer be our club captain, and will not be considered options for the match against West Ham. United on Wednesday.
“We expect all of our players, especially our captain, to work to the rules and standards that we have set and agreed to.
“We are fully focused on tomorrow’s game.”
Alexandre Lacazette – whose contract expires next summer – captained last weekend against the Saints, but Darren Bent thinks Ramsdale should be Arsenal’s long-term captain.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “I would probably say Ramsdale.
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“If Tierney can guarantee that he will play once a week, then yes, but apart from him it has to be Ramsdale because he is the only player that will play every week.”
However, former Gunners left-back Nigel Winterburn has offered White or Saka the captain’s armband.
He told Metro: “I would think that now is the right time [Kieran] Tierney will be brought in, Gabriel may be brought in, Ben White and I have heard mentions [Aaron] Ramsdale.
“Another one I would throw in the hat would be [Bukayo] Saka because he’s been the standout player this time around as Arsenal are trying to improve and close the gap to the top four.
“He’s the standout player, so I think what will eventually happen is Mikel Arteta wants someone who has a voice and leads by example on and off the pitch.”
Arsenal fans are leaning towards tough man Kieran Tierney, according to a poll conducted on @Gunnerstown.
Scot has enthusiasm and energy unmatched at the club.
Tierney also has experience as a club captain, wearing the armband at Celtic.
And in Opinion of David SeagarGabriel or Martin Odegaard should be substitutes for Tierney.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4272228/england-arsenal-ramsdale-saka-white-aubameyang-captain/ England stars Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Ben White handed over the Arsenal captain’s armband after Aubameyang’s ax