Aaron Ramsdale makes Arsenal captaincy claim

Arsenal no.1 Aaron Ramsdale has thrown his hat into the ring to become the Gunners’ new captain.

Arsenal, for many years now, have had little luck with their captains. The last two have been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka.

Xhaka would be booed off the field vs Crystal Palace whilst captain and appeared to snap back at the fans at the time.

Aubameyang then took the armband before being frozen out over disciplinary issues in December and then leaving for free in January.

Alexandre Lacazette is the current Arsenal captain but his contract is up in the summer and Mikel Arteta will likely need to pick a new skipper.

Ramsdale eyeing Arsenal captaincy

One man who believes he could do a good job is Aaron Ramsdale. When speaking about becoming Arsenal captain recently, Ramsdale had this to say:

"Listen, I’d take the responsibility but that’s down to the manager,” Ramsdale said.

“We’ve got a lot of strong characters, though, and a lot of people who I think would be good captains.

"Just to be told 'you’re in a leadership role' – I’d relish whatever. You never turn down a captaincy and I think I’d excel if I was given the armband, but that’s down to the boss."

Elsewhere though, there has been some talk that Martin Odegaard could become captain.

When asked about this last month Mikel Arteta said: "He certainly has all the qualities to do that [to be captain], absolutely.

"Talking to his national team coach and how highly they speak of him. He walks through the corridor and everybody loves him.

"He is such a nice, humble guy and he leads with the way he is. It is very natural for him and that will come.”

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