Once again, Arsenal are on the lookout for a new captain following the retirement of Per Mertesacker, and former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell believes Aaron Ramsey ‘ticks quite a lot of boxes’.
The Gunners have had to make a number of changes over the years to their club captain, with no fewer than four captains leaving the club in the last eight years.
Per Mertesacker’s retirement sees the Gunners on the lookout for the latest recipient of the Captain’s armband, and Campbell believes that Unai Emery should consider Aaron Ramsey as his skipper:
“Aaron Ramsey ticks quite a lot of boxes [as captain],” Campbell told ESPN FC.
“He’s one of the longest-serving players in the first team. If there’s a structure, Aaron Ramsey could be that guy.
“But I wouldn’t put it past Unai Emery going out and finding a player that fits his criteria, who can come in and lead the football club.
“If you don’t see a captain type figure within that club, then you have to go out and recruit one.
“They need experience and toughness. Because that is everything that Arsenal have lacked.
“That experience and that toughness and being able to go away and grind out a victory at one of your rivals, Arsenal haven’t done that in years. So that type of experience and knowledge is key.”