Who is best suited for Arsenal captaincy after Aubameyang’s exit?

The infamous captain’s armband at Arsenal Football Club. A role the club have struggled to fill for many years and that to this day continues to plague them.

The latest to fall victim to the captaincy curse is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was stripped of the title by manager Mikel Arteta on Tuesday ahead of the clash with West Ham.

TTF’s Matthew Bottomley reported the news on Tuesday, that the Arsenal boss had stripped him of the captaincy due to him missing call-up time – the time agreed between him and the club for him to return in time to training. practice last Friday.

This later resulted in him being dropped from the squad for the match against Southampton.

It was rumored that the Gabon international had returned home late from a trip abroad, and this began what had gone on for two weeks for the 32-year-old, which resulted in the loss of the captain’s armband.

Arsenal boss Arteta says the decision to remove Aubameyang as captain was a difficult one, but he feels he has to.

Now the big question is who will take the captain’s armband from Aubameyang at Arsenal?

Not many players can play a role at the North London club. Gone are the days when the Gunners were spoiled with players with the same mentality as Patrick Vieira, Sol Campbell and Martin Keown.

So do they look for these attributes in next captain or consider some other kind of criteria?

What do they need to consider when choosing the next player to lead the team on the pitch now and for the foreseeable future?

So far, multiple reports have narrowed it down to three or four candidates they believe are favorites to land the job that has required a lot of scale.

Here at The Top Flight, I’ve picked people I think are my favorites to do the job: Aaron Ramsdale, Alexandre Lacazette, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka and Emile Smith Rowe.

All of these players mentioned are not your typical brand for captaincy materials and are in situations that are in great contrast to each other at the club. This shows how difficult it is for Arteta to pick one from the group.

Let’s assess each player’s odds of becoming Arsenal captain out of 10

Ratings will work: the higher the rank, the better chance he has of becoming the new team leader. The leaderboard will rank from 1-10, with 1 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest score.

Aaron Ramsdale: 5

The only reason he hasn’t been considered is that he just joined Sheffield United in the summer but honestly he’s down, is the Gunners’ best player to date and deserves it. name in the list.

Don’t see him as captain now, but sometime in the future. If he continues to put in the stellar performances he has had since joining Emirates club, he cannot be taken lightly.

Alexandre Lacazette: 8

Yes, it’s crazy that he’s gotten 8. Well, even though he’s set to exit next summer, he could be the best short-term option for Arteta to consider. He plays with all his heart and earns the respect of the rest of the team – the latter the manager needs in his new club captain.

If he does a great job in the short term, who knows… He could join a new contract at the club, as they will look to keep his experience and presence in the room. change over the next few seasons.

Kieran Tierney: 9

My favorite pick for this role is Kieran Tierney. Another Gunner plays and leaves everything on the field. He’s the perfect mix between the original Gunners of the past (the no-nonsense type of player) and the new Arsenal, trying to get the club back to its best.

The single drop and why did he get a 9 and not a full 10; He is prone to injuries and can be absent too often, leaving the responsibility of being captain on the shoulders of the vice-captain, whoever it may be.

Granite Xhaka: 8

He might be the most likely to take the job and be reinstated as the player’s spokesman. He could also be on his way to leave the club, having almost left a few times in the past, which could influence the decision.

But again, without a doubt, a short-term option and a player whose captaincy is at the highest level with his country, Switzerland, and has coped with the pressure of the Gooners.

Emile Smith Rowe: 5

Like the previously mentioned candidate, Aaron Ramsdale, Emile Smith Rowe is just a little too young to take on the role of the mammoth left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. One for the future? Yes, no doubt about it!

But why not now? So he can focus on his game continuing to develop with every step on the pitch in England’s top flight. Once he has mastered his skill, he should become another player that must be seen as a long-term choice in the future.

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Dustin Huang

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