A number of Arsenal
With current club captain Per Mertesacker retiring at the end of the season and taking over as the club’s academy manager, Arsene Wenger will have to name a new permanent captain in the summer unless the responsibility is passed down to Laurent Koscielny, who has worn the armband for the large majority of the season in Mertesacker’s absence.
In recent weeks the captaincy has been handed to Jack Wilshere, due to the persistent injury problems of Koscielny and Mertesacker. However with the 26 year-old’s contract ending this summer, it is difficult to see Wilshere as a long term option for the captaincy, especially with the midfielder confirming that contract talks haven’t progressed.
Ramsey’s long term future at Arsenal is also up for discussion, with his current contract expiring at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Speaking to BT Sport last month regarding a new deal, the Welshman said “
Despite this, a number of Arsenal fans have claimed that Ramsey should be the permanent captain for next season following seeing the Welsh international end the game against Stoke with the armband on.
Here’s what some Arsenal supporters had to say about Ramsey becoming the new captain:
Don’t argue about Arsenal too often on Twitter, but I still find it hard to believe that some of the fans don’t rate Aaron Ramsey. If I’m Arsenal, I’m making him my captain in the summer. #AFC
— Matt Cotton (@FindingCotton) April 2, 2018
For me its baffling @aaronramsey is a living legend…dude won us 2 FA cups. Seeing some fans comparing him to #Wilshere is a disgrace #Ramsey should be our captain
— Yo Pierre! (@GoonerPierre) April 2, 2018